Mandatory Vaccines in BC (with medical exemptions)

Mandatory Vaccines in BC (with medical exemptions)

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Katie Clunn started this petition to Adrian Dix (Minister of Health) and

*IMPORTANT INFORMATION*
PLEASE . Get in contact with your MLA. That will be much more effective than this petition. To find the contact info for your MLA you can go to :
https://www.leg.bc.ca/Pages/BCLASS-Search-Community.aspx?PlaceFirstLetter=A&fbclid=IwAR2auozkS6O0GklNU0NIo_i6jYZ4W-b38nxppthf5OWfF7dLLYCLSMcBMl8
And don't forget to write our Minister of Health Adrian Dix as well.
HLTH.Minister@gov.bc.ca
250 953-3547

 

*Update Sept 4,2021*

Clearly a lot has changed since this petition was created. Let's start with the wins.

Thanks to your support, the NDP government implemented a vaccine registry. This means all students must declare their vaccine status before starting school. This insures that if there are outbreaks of vaccine preventable diseases, the unvaccinated children will be sent home for their safety. This does not include flu or covid vaccines currently. 

While this is helpful, it's still leaving the door open for outbreaks to start. This puts our children at risk. The child who can't for medical reasons, the child who's parent refuses to protect them, and for the child who's vaccine may not hold up. 

Now we have a new vaccine available since this petition started. We all know about the Covid 19 vaccines. Currently we only have it available for 12+.

Schools are a covid 19 germs dream. Lots of unvaccinated kids in small spaces with low safety protocols in place. 

As with any vaccine, we have been experiencing breakthrough cases. However, we know the higher the vaccine rates, the lower the chance of this happening.

We the people of British Columbia are still asking the BC government to implement mandatory vaccines for schools, but now including covid 19 when applicable. 

Thank you for your support!

 

 

 

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The last time it was checked, less than 1/4 of the schools in the Lower Mainland had 90% or more vaccination rates. When vaccine rates fall below 90%, everyone is now at risk, even those who are fully vaccinated. 
http://www.vancouversun.com/health/Half+Lower+Mainland+elementary+school+vaccination+rates/9848273/story.html

Currently we do not request vaccine records to enroll in our schools. The current policy is that if there is an outbreak of a vaccine preventable disease, those without vaccines are requested (but not forced to) stay home. The biggest problem with this is that most of the diseases (chicken pox, measles etc) have a 10 day incubation period in which the patient can be contagious without showing symptoms. This puts our weakest children (cancer patients, immuno compromised) at great risk.

Each year the number of outbreaks increase. It's time to get back to eradicating these preventable diseases and protecting our Province. 

We parents, friends and family of the students of British Columbia request to amend our current enrollment policy to include mandatory vaccinations - except with medical exemption.

Thank you for your time and support!

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