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Board of Health approves flu shot mandate for NYC school children proposed by Bloomberg

NEW YORK (PIX11) – The New York City Department of Health voted unanimously to approve a bill that will mandate flu shots for all schoolchildren under the age of five.

The mandate, which goes into effect in 30 days, will require annual flu shots for children as young as six months old that attend a licensed daycare or preschool.

Bloomberg wants to mandate flu shots for all NYC children

“Young children often pass influenza to other children and family members, who then spread the infection to others in the community. This mandate will help protect the health of young children, while reducing the spread of influenza in New York City,” the Health Department said in a statement.

Advocacy groups have been protesting the mandate, with many noting the possible link between  certain vaccinations and autism.

Parents will be able to opt their children out of the vaccines for religious or medical reasons.

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12 Comments to “Board of Health approves flu shot mandate for NYC school children proposed by Bloomberg”

    Sandy Lunoe said:
    December 11, 2013 at 2:23 PM

    Joel Lord:
    "- Self determination of the body is an essential prerequisite of freedom in any society".

    ItsMe said:
    December 11, 2013 at 3:10 PM

    It is all bologna. Come on these mandates are being put into place – and the company even writes in the insert of the "vaccine" that it has never been determined if this vaccine actually prevents anyone from getting the flu. Seriously, doctors need to get paid when people are healthy and not when they are ill.. I bet all this would stop then.

    Shelly said:
    December 12, 2013 at 12:23 AM

    What ever happen to our right ?… This is bull crap and this needs to stop, do they realize that these kids will have no amiune systems. So something big comes along like the swine flu did we will have lots of deaths because of all these shots and antibiotics people are being given. It's all a money scam and it's killing our society and our rights.

      Bill said:
      December 17, 2013 at 2:29 PM

      please sign our petition against this mandate and share it on Facebook or Twitter if possible! Thank youplease sign our petition against this mandate and share it on Facebook or Twitter if possible! Thank you http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/new-yorkers-ag

    Guest said:
    December 12, 2013 at 1:03 AM

    I'm old enough to remember when polio was a huge problem and all school kids had to have a polio vaccine. It was given by nurses in the schools. It went from there to having certain vaccines mandated before you could enter the school system.

    There was some resistance, but it had to be done, and now polio is practically none existent in the USA.
    The complainer then were ridiculous and all this ballyhooing now against the flu vaccine is just as stupid.
    Do we need a 1918 influenza type pandemic before we get past the clownish attitudes?

    Mindanoiha said:
    December 12, 2013 at 9:16 AM

    CDC states that vaccines can cause autism:
    CDC Dir. Julie Gerberding (now with Merck) said in 2008: Now, we all know that vaccines can occasionally cause fevers in kids. So if a child was immunized, got a fever, had other complications from the vaccines. And if you’re predisposed with the mitochondrial disorder, it can certainly set off some damage. Some of the symptoms can be symptoms that have characteristics of autism.“

      Guest said:
      December 12, 2013 at 11:15 PM

      You know, all through time someone comes up with something to argue against the common good for all. Same type of things were said about the polio vaccine. I remember, I was there.
      Of course some small number had adverse creation to the polio vaccine, but the far greater number didn't and the proof is in the pudding.
      s
      Get your head out of your trembling butts people and let's attack the flu virus the same way. it should be mandated nation wide. NYC will benefit from this in the long run. What will you silly nits say then?

    Bill said:
    December 17, 2013 at 2:25 PM

    please sign our petition against this mandate and share it on Facebook or Twitter if possible! Thank you
    http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/new-yorkers-ag

    Bill said:
    December 17, 2013 at 2:28 PM

    please sign our petition against this mandate and share it on Facebook or Twitter if possible! Thank you http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/new-yorkers-ag

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