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SYDNEY -- A couple have fled their home in Australia and gone into hiding with their two-day-old son to avoid having him forcibly vaccinated against hepatitis B, a report said on Saturday.
The family, including the boy's mother who was diagnosed with hepatitis B several years ago, went on the run after a court ordered them to vaccinate the newborn against the disease that can lead to liver cancer and cirrhosis, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.
Originally posted by tezzajw
I chose to get my children vaccinated. It's probably worth the risk.
However, it should be a parent's right to choose and what authority does a friggin court have to tell a parent what to do with their child?
I'm not entirely sure, but I think that some Kindergartens might be able to request vaccination records before they enrol a child.
I wish I could say that I can't believe it's happening in my country, but I'm not in the least bit surprised.
The family, including the boy's mother who was diagnosed with hepatitis B several years ago
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A woman who spent nearly 60 years of her life in an iron lung after being diagnosed with polio as a child died Wednesday after a power failure shut down the machine that kept her breathing, her family said. Dianne Odell, 61, had been confined to the 7-foot-long machine since she was stricken by polio at 3 years old.