We want to give a big, happy, shout out to the Manitoba school board this morning, who last week, overwhelmingly voted against lobbying the provincial government to make vaccines mandatory for all children going to school.1

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The motion was put forward by the Brandon School Division at the Manitoba School Boards Association annual conference because the chair, Linda Ross, was concerned about the “increasing number of parents choosing not to vaccinate their kids.”2As you might imagine, she erroneously believes the lie that unvaccinated kids put other students- and the larger community- at risk.

This was the school divisions second unsuccessful attempt to put forward a motion about forced vaccinations.

In a response to the motion, the health minister’s office said that “educating people about the importance of immunizations is more effective than mandatory vaccinations.”3

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Rest easy, for now, non-vaccinating parents in Manitoba!

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Sources and References

  1. CBC, March 16, 2018.
  2. CBC, March 16, 2018.
  3. CBC, March 16, 2018.