Should Schools be Forced to Publish Vaccination Rates?
General vaccination rates are fairly easy to find for most countries around the world. Even state and province wide rates, and even city and district level information are sometimes easy to get.
But for a concerned parent, a school by school immunization rate could be an important statistic. What if you could even know the grade by grade immunization rates?
The Liberal party in Australia is currently pledging to publish the immunization rates of every school and every grade if they are elected in the next election – and it’s raising an interesting issue.
While perhaps beneficial for parents to know more about their schools, it has had some pushback from schools, citing no control over vaccination rates. Furthermore, they say that it would be very difficult for schools to keep the information up to date.
Would you want this to be available? Is it unfair to schools? Let us know in the comments!