About Vaccines and Immunocompromised Schoolchildren
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Physicians for Informed Consent Releases Information Statement About Vaccines and Immunocompromised Schoolchildren
Newport Beach, Calif. — The nonprofit organization, Physicians for Informed Consent (PIC), has released an information statement entitled “Vaccines: What About Immunocompromised Schoolchildren?” Because immunocompromised schoolchildren are among the most vulnerable children in school, this educational document focuses on concerns about their safety and addresses questions about risks that the vaccination status of schoolchildren might pose to their immunocompromised classmates.
A safe environment for all persons, including schoolchildren, is the goal of everyone involved in public health. “It is important that the public be informed that the vaccination status of a child is not a significant risk to other schoolchildren in general, or to immunocompromised schoolchildren in particular,” said Dr. Shira Miller, PIC founder and president.
To further inform senators considering new legislation, the information statement was recently shared with the California Senate Committee on Human Services in opposition to AB1992 which proposes to coerce vaccination by making it a prerequisite for receiving benefits from the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program. The Senate Committee includes Senators Scott D. Wiener (Chair), Tom Berryhill (Vice Chair), Steven M. Glazer, Connie M. Leyva, Mike McGuire, Janet Nguyen, and Anthony J. Portantino.
As described in the information statement, some vaccines fail to prevent the spread of the bacteria or viruses they target, which means certain infectious diseases, such as pertussis (whooping cough), are spread regardless of a child’s vaccination status...
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