Executive Director and CEO of the Permanente Medical Group
Pro to the question "Should Any Vaccines Be Required for Children?"
"As a society, we don't condone behavior that puts others at risk for injury or death. There are no exemptions for laws that prohibit drunk-driving, for example.
Refusing vaccination for reasons other than a serious medical condition is unfair and dangerous to those who can't protect themselves. Those who remain unvaccinated pose a great risk to many, including: all children under 1 year old who are too young to be vaccination, older adults who don't know their immunity has lapsed and others with impaired immune systems...
Eliminating personal belief exemptions will prevent suffering and save lives. It is the right thing to do."
"A Doctor's Take: Why Measles Vaccination Must Be Mandatory," www.forbes.com, Feb. 5, 2015