Ronald Bailey on Vaccines and the Responsibility To Not Put Others at Risk

VaccinationEducation and the incentives of the market have
encouraged lots of Americans to get themselves and their children
vaccinated. Surely those avenues of persuasion have not been
exhausted and should be used more. Perhaps schools and daycare
centers could attract clients by advertising that they protect
their charges by refusing to admit unvaccinated students. Or social
pressure might be exercised by parents who insist on assurances
from other parents that their children are vaccinated before
agreeing to play dates. But it would be naïve not to note, writes
Ron Bailey, that state requirements that public school children be
vaccinated against many highly contagious diseases have more than
merely nudged most parents into getting their children

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