Monday 24 July 2017

For the children

My new year's wish as a medical doctor -- but foremost as a parent and grandparent -- is to see our creches and schools as safe places for our children by making it mandatory for all children to be fully vaccinated before they can be enrolled, as is done in many other countries.

It is unbelievable to think that vaccination levels in Ireland vary from 77pc to 90pc, which means that in a class of 30 children, three to six might not be vaccinated and will pose a risk to the other children.

I will agree that some children can't, on medical grounds, be vaccinated, but these are few and far between and will not cause a problem if everybody else is vaccinated.

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