Strife over shots: Should our kids play together?
What this article doesn't mention is children like Drew (and other DiGeorge kids who read this blog), whose immune systems are too compromised to receive vaccines. We count on the rest of the population to vaccinate for their protection. So if someone makes the choice not to vaccinate, I respect that it is their choice, even though I disagree with it. What I would appreciate is the courtesy to let others know of their decision so that we can protect our children from exposure to potentially life-threatening illnesses. In a healthy child who is unvaccinated against chicken pox, they most likely will contract the virus if they are exposed to it. An immune compromised child exposed to the virus by an unvaccinated child or someone else, could get sick enough to require hospitalization or even die. So I do think it's my business to know who is vaccinated and who isn't. Then I can make my own decisions about who my child has contact with.