Jonas: Hi, Jenny. Are you getting your kids ready for school, too?
Jenny: Yes, as you can see, we’re buying lots of school supplies.
Jonas: Did you get the school letter reminding parents to submit proof of Immunization before the first day of school? I know that your youngest is starting school this year.
Jenny: Yes, she is, but I’m thinking of getting an Exemption. I’m not sure Vaccines are safe and I don’t want to take a chance with her health.
Jonas: The immunizations required by the school are Standard – Measles, Mumps, Chicken pox, Polio – all vaccines your other children have had.
Jenny: But when I looked at the list, there were a few I didn’t recognize – Diphtheria, Hepatitis, and Rubella. Who knows what our kids are getting!
Jonas: The ones you mentioned are standard, too. Don’t you remember the Outbreak of Whooping cough last year? If our kids had been immunized, they wouldn’t have gotten sick.
Jenny: I’ve read somewhere that vaccines might be dangerous. I just don’t want To jeopardize their future.
Jonas: That’s precisely what you’d be doing if you Opted out of immunizations.
Jenny: Why’s that?
Jonas: Because your children won’t be getting an education. The school is Barring any children who don’t get immunized from attending school.
Jenny: I call that Irresponsible!
Jonas: That’s exactly the word that came to my mind.