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Some parents—for religious, philosophical, or other reasons—may still choose to opt out of vaccination, and thus out of government programs like public school. But such parents must realize that by opting out, they are also putting other children at risk.

“Those who had no choice” refers to individuals born with immunodeficiency disorders.Those parents have opted out of the medical practice: their children have not received the required tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine, commonly known as TDa P.According to North Carolina state law, children must have up-to-date vaccinations or face suspension.Vaccination could be a strong case for governmental health mandates: no one wants a child to die from a preventable disease.Nevertheless, if the government has a right to mandate vaccination because “it knows best,” it may slide into legitimating other less crucial mandates.

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