Unvaccinated Children Are Now Banned from Going to School in New York Suburb

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The rise of the “anti-vaxx” parents has been inevitable over the years and, despite the consistent argument that it is unhealthy to not vaccinate our children, many still continue to hold the opinion that no vaccinations are the future.

Parents who refuse to vaccinate their children live in a complete dream world in which their children will live long, healthy, and happy lives without any form of vaccination that protect against deadly diseases that plague our world.

Wrong. And now a suburb in New York City has decided enough is enough, and has put a ban on children attending school unless they’ve been vaccinated.

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Anti-vaxx parents are still out there…

Despite there being a global debate over the vaccination of children, there is still a group of individuals who believe that vaccinating children is wrong and unnecessary for their health.

It is also known as natural parenting…

It is how “mother nature designed us to parent.” As a natural parenting blog claimed, it is supposedly “gentle in its approach; it’s the scenic, slower route of parenting which encourages children to reach milestones in their own time.”

Janie Oyakawa spoke to Self magazine about how she used to be an anti-vaxx mom. “I’m a ‘crunchy’ mother of six… but I stopped vaccinating my children altogether after the birth of my fifth child, around the same time I started hanging out with other parents who didn’t vaccinate their children.”

She went on to say: “From what I’ve seen, because many anti-vaxx parents believe that vaccines cause illnesses like autoimmune disorders and autism, they think that the medical industry and big pharma further benefit from vaccines by creating a need to treat these illnesses.”

“But people there would talk up the benefits of things like essential oils to the point where I got skeptical. I remember thinking, ‘you know this is bulls***, right? You can’t treat severe eczema with lavender.’ I started to question things again. I was on a roll of questioning things, being skeptical, and doing my own research, so I found myself questioning the things posted in these [anti-vaxx] groups too,” she said about the group of anti-vaxx parents she had befriended.

But she said: “I like hippie-dippie granola moms, but I won’t tolerate giving a platform to things that are false, such as that you can treat viruses with home remedies.”

While it has been proven that vaccines prevent illnesses such as measles, tetanus, mumps, and rubella safely, anti-vaxx campaigners use fake news and incorrect statistics to scare others into joining the anti-vaccine movement.

It is so apparent, in fact, that there has been a noticeable spike in measles outbreaks in youngsters.

A suburb in New York has declared a state of emergency and has put a ban on unvaccinated children being in public areas, including their very own schools.

Rockland county, which is around 5 miles north-west of New York City, announced the measure earlier this year after recording 153 cases of measles since October of last year.

The Guardian reported that Rockland county executive Ed Day said: “This is a public health crisis and it is time to sound the alarm and take the appropriate action.” “We owe this to the residents of this great county so we never ever have to go through this again.”

The mandate “prohibits a school from permitting any child to be admitted to such school, or to attend such school, in excess of 14 days without sufficient evidence that the child has received all age-appropriate required vaccinations,” according to an official publication from the New York Department of Health, Office of Children and Family Services, and the State Education Department.

The removed children are free to return back to school – one they have been given the correct and up-t0-date vaccinations.

The state used to hold an exemption for anti-vaccination on the purpose of religion, but they ended this exemption in June after the state saw one of the worst measles outbreaks in decades. BuzzFeed News reported that 26,217 unvaccinated children in New York claimed religious exemptions during the 2017-2018 school year.

Not everyone is happy about the school ban…

Of course, parents who choose to vaccinate their children have no problem at all. But the anti-vaxx community is furious about the ban and rather than (doing the right thing) harmlessly vaccinating their children, they have taken to social media to vent their anger instead.

This user on Twitter is venting her frustrations over the fact that her choice to vaccinate is on religious grounds, and shared a photo of her 5-year-old daughter holding up a hopeful letter of how she wants to be a marine biologist when she grows up.

“This child is not to be feared, she does not spread disease,” she wrote angrily on Twitter.

Anne Frank was forced to be home-schooled because she was Jewish and was sadly living under Nazi control. The refusal to vaccinate a child doesn’t even compare to what Jewish people endured during World War II.

“Your child is not in school because you are choosing not to vaccinate,” he wrote boldly. “Anne Frank was murdered by Nazis. Shame on you for daring to compare anti-vaxxing to the Holocaust.”

With religious beliefs, it is a tricky situation when it comes to vaccinating a child in order for them to go to school. But for those who generally believe that vaccinations are harmful, they simply need to open their eyes and wake up. A vaccination will potentially save a child’s life and it will not lower the quality of their wellbeing. Keep scrolling to learn of how an anti-vax politician was hospitalized after catching chickenpox…