Originally Posted by Cajuncowboy
It should. Unless you are the type of parent that thinks the government knows what's best for your kids more than you do.
In some cases they do - there are plenty of wackjob parents out there that would do things you and i think are crazy and harmful so standards are set in place - some are better than others.
In this case it would appear that the mandate is created with concern over the health of children attending preschool and based on oppinions of those in the medical field.
There may be some conflicting evidence pertaining to the flu shot and outcomes; most of those working in the medical field think the benefits far outweigh the risks. Based on those findings at this present time the state gov of NJ has decided to make a mandate backed by medical oppinion. I would agree that they are erring on the side of caution.
But, Since we are talking about public schools and not private schools the state does have the authority to make such a mandate.