Report: Unvaccinated Kids Should Be Banned From Daycare

baby boy getting vaccinatedThe debate on vaccines continues to rage on, and the latest news might have you reconsidering your child care plans. According to a poll completed by the CS Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health, 81 percent of parents believe that children in daycare should be required to be up to date on their vaccinations. No exceptions, no waivers.


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And there's more. Not only do parents want kids to be immunized, but the research shows that parents want complete transparency in the policy as well. In fact, 66 percent of polled parents think they should be informed and notified of the number of unvaccinated children in the daycare. The survey notes that only a quarter would like to know the names of the children, but most would like to be alerted to their enrollment.

And as for hard and strict guidelines? Parents want those too.

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On top of the vaccination requirements and alerts, 41 percent of parents also fully support a policy that would remove un- and undervaccinated kids from daycare until they received the proper immunizations. And in a case where a quarter of enrolled kids would be unvaccinated, 74 percent of parents would consider removing their child from that particular center.

So between teachers, facilities, and budgets, this might be one more criteria to consider when picking the best daycare for your child.

Do you think unvaccinated children should be banned from daycares?


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