Michigan and Vaccines

Article: https://www.mlive.com/expo/news/g66l-2019/02/0a8a2145747498/the-49-michigan-schools-with-vaccine-waiver-rates-of-30-percent-or-more.html

Currently, Michigan is one of the 19 states that allow children to opt out of vaccinaiton reports if their parents have a "philosophical" opposition to vaccines. Technically, Michigan schools require schoolchildren to be immunized against 14 contagious diseases, but there is no verification if these students received the proper vaccine treatment if their parents refuse to release the information. Michigan has 49 schools where at least 30 percent of the students turned in a waiver instead of providing immunization records. Do you think that this behavior could have detrimental health effects? Are these schools more vulnerable to outbreaks of contagious diseases such as chicken pox and measles? Should Michigan amend this law and demand for valid immunization records to ensure student health and safety or would this impede on religious practices that oppose vaccination or parental concerns over vaccines causing autism? 

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