Resources Relating to Mandated Vaccines

The mandated vaccine issue is about liberty, not the effectiveness of vaccines, but for those interested, here is some information that dispels the notion that vaccines have been a major influence on great reductions of infectious disease.

Intro to the vaccine issue, from a liberty perspective.

CDC Chart
Note that infectious disease was on a steady decline long before all but perhaps one of the current vaccines were even invented. (Most vaccines were developed in the 1950s and later. Polio was practically whipped before the polio vaccine came into general use.) Many factors, including better sanitation and antibiotics have been the primary causes of the improvement in our mortality rates.
US Deaths
State law for school age kids. State law for pre-schools.
Note that no vaccine laws apply to homeschooled kids.
Vaccine ingredient list.

Statutory History of Mandated Vaccine Policy in Missouri
RSMo 167.181

< 1963
Vaccines required......: polio, smallpox, diphtheria

Exemptions available: ?

1972
Vaccines required......: polio, smallpox, rubella, rubeola, diphtheria

Exemptions available: parent can object in writing to school administrator

1973
Vaccines required......: polio, smallpox, rubella, rubeola, diphtheria [smallpox removed HB 342?]

Exemptions available: parent can object in writing to school administrator

1992
Vaccines required......: polio, rubella, rubeola,
mumps, diphtheria
Exemptions available: parent can object in writing to school administrator, but only for religious reasons or with a physician’s statement (SB 611)

1993?
Vaccines required......: polio, rubella, rubeola, mumps,
tetanus, pertussis, diphtheria (HB 522)
Exemptions available: parent can object in writing to school administrator, but only for religious reasons or with a physician’s statement

1996
Vaccines required......: polio, rubella, rubeola, mumps, tetanus, pertussis, diphtheria,
Hep B (HB 904, 788, 966)
Exemptions available: parent can object in writing to school administrator, but only for religious reasons or with a physician’s statement
(The Health Department was also given broader rule making authority.)

2006
Vaccines required......:
poliomyelitis, rubella, rubeola, mumps, tetanus, pertussis, diphtheria, and hepatitis B (Chickenpox by rule)
Exemptions available: parent can object in writing to school administrator, but only for religious reasons or with a physician’s statement

 

How Vaccinations Work
Cartoon