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Vaccinations should be compulsory, says Queen's University expert

2014-04-17

Queen’s University bioethics expert Udo Schuklenk is available to discuss three more vaccinations becoming mandatory for Ontario schoolchildren.

Starting in September, children will be vaccinated against whooping cough, meningococcal disease and chickenpox (if they were born after 2010).

“This move clearly shows Ontario’s stance when it comes to parents who decline to immunize their children. Child vaccinations should be compulsory both because it is in the children’s best interest but also because it’s in the wider public’s best interest to do so,” says Dr. Schuklenk.

To arrange an interview, please contact communication officers Rosie Hales at 613.533.6000 ext. 77513 or rosie.hales@queensu.ca, or Anne Craig at 613-533-2877 or anne.craig@queensu.ca.

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