TITLE

Mandatory vaccinations: No middle ground

AUTHOR(S)
Walkinshaw, Erin
PUB. DATE
November 2011
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/8/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 16, p1830
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the issues concerning the mandatory vaccination policies in Canada. It highlights the arguments of advocates and opponents of the vaccination policies wherein the advocates considers vaccines as safe while opponents notes that it is hazardous to the health of patients. Managing director of Canadian Coalition for Health Education Trueman Truck also argues that legislated vaccination policies are acceptable as long as its exemptions are wide enough for people to choose.
ACCESSION #
67229053

 

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