Colin Campbell and Jill Colvin
December 10, 2013
Michael Bloomberg has been mayor of New York City since 2001. Credit: Rubenstein via Wikimedia
Autism advocates are set to protest tomorrow against a quiet effort by Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration to require annual flu vaccinations for all New York City schoolchildren.
On Wednesday, with just three weeks to go until he leaves office, Mr. Bloomberg’s controversial Board of Health is set to vote on new rules that would force children as young as six months old to be immunized each year before December 31 if they attend licensed day care or pre-school programs.
“Young children have a high risk of developing severe complications from influenza. One-third of children under five in New York City do not receive an annual influenza vaccination, even though the vaccine safely and effectively protects them against influenza illness,” the Health Department said in a statement. “This mandate will help protect the health of young children, while reducing the spread of influenza in New York City.”
These must-watch videos below cover the dangers of vaccines and why is it so critical to reject Bloomberg’s demands:
This article was posted: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 10:22 am