Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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PR07 - (Mba-Mandatory-Vaccinations)

WINNIPEG. X-12s. Manitoba school boards have overwhelmingly voted against lobbying the provincial government to make vaccines mandatory for all students. The motion was put forward by the Brandon School Division at the Manitoba School Boards Association annual conference. Linda Ross, chairwoman of Brandon School Division's board of trustees, says there are an increasing number of parents choosing not to vaccinate their kids.

("...larger population.") (Source: The Canadian Press)

TAG: But others voiced concerns about parent's rights and their obligation to teach all children before most of the 200 delegates voted against the motion. The health minister's office says in a statement that educating people about the importance of immunizations is more effective than mandatory vaccinations. …

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