CMA Calls For Proof of Vaccination Before Children Attend School

Every elementary and high school in the country should require parents to provide proof their child has received up-to-date immunizations for school entry, Canada’s doctors say.

But in a move that could fuel the anti-vaccination movement, delegates to the Canadian Medical Association’s annual general council meeting Wednesday overwhelmingly rejected a call for a national program to compensate those who suffer the extremely rare injuries that can be caused by vaccines.

That proposal was among a raft of motions aimed at combatting “vaccine hesitancy,” a growing phenomenon public health experts fear is driving immunization rates for key diseases below target in many regions of the country.

  • Tokenn

    Vaccination should not be mandatory. However I see no reason why the parents or guardians of children who fall sick to easily preventable diseases shouldn’t be held civilly and criminally responsible.

    • David Murrell

      I agree.

  • mauser 98


    “If Vaccines don’t cause Autism why is it a side effect listed on the package insert with the FDA”

    “Adverse events reported during post-approval use of Tripedia vaccine include idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, SIDS, anaphylactic reaction, cellulitis, autism,
    convulsion/grand mal convulsion, encephalopathy, hypotonia, neuropathy,
    somnolence and apnea. Events were included in this list because of the
    seriousness or frequency of reporting. Because these events are reported
    voluntarily from a population of uncertain size, it is not always
    possible to reliably estimate their frequencies or to establish a causal
    relationship to components of Tripedia vaccine.2″
    …on page 11

  • Frances

    If vaccination is mandatory, then there has to be acceptance of responsibility by the authorities when serious side-effects occur. Right now, a baby has a nasty adverse reaction and public health falls all over themselves saying “not our fault, not us, preexisting condition, etc., etc.” which just fuels the anti-vaccine crowd as well as sowing distrust among the rest of us.

  • Alain

    This is more corporate socialism, the big pharmaceuticals in this case. Since the claim is that the vaccines are effective in preventing the child from contracting the disease, then children who have not been vaccinated are of no risk to those who were. In this case why is the force of the state being requested?

    • mauser 98

      eeeeeeeeeeek…Ms.Osumashi now doing backflips

      ………..Merck whistleblower

      “”failed to disclose that its mumps vaccine was not as effective as Merck
      represented, (ii) used improper testing techniques, (iii) manipulated
      testing methodology, (iv) abandoned undesirable test results, (v)
      falsified test data, (vi) failed to adequately investigate and report
      the diminished efficacy of its mumps vaccine, (vii) falsely verified
      that each manufacturing lot of mumps vaccine would be as effective as
      identified in the labeling, (viii) falsely certified the accuracy of
      applications filed with the FDA, (ix) falsely certified compliance with
      the terms of the CDC purchase contract, (x) engaged in the fraud and
      concealment describe herein for the purpose of illegally monopolizing
      the U.S. market for mumps vaccine, (xi) mislabeled, misbranded, and
      falsely certified its mumps vaccine, and (xii) engaged in the other acts
      described herein to conceal the diminished efficacy of the vaccine the
      government was purchasing.”