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Should the government force parents to vaccinate their kids? How should the risk of vaccines vs. no vaccines be allocated? Here's a thought: Those refusing to get their kids the shot could pay a "no-vax" tax into a fund that pays the medical bills of those who get sick. Medical insurance companies could also add a "no-vax" charge.
By Jenna Birch at Yahoo! Health
Anyone born before 1978, but especially those born prior to 1958, may want to get a vaccination.
Since unvaccinated children spreading measles seem to constitute most of the buzz on the recent outbreak of the virus, there’s a fact that’s getting lost in the shuffle: The majority of those infected are actually adults.
According to new numbers from California, of the 92 confirmed measles cases in the state, 62 percent are adults over age 20.
Fact: If you were born before 1957, you’re probably not vaccinated.
Fact: If you were inoculated between 1963 and 1967, you may have received an ineffective vaccine.