Ridiculous Study of the Week: Vaccine Requirements

You are not going to believe this but if you require kids to get vaccines then more of them will get vaccinated. Here is a mind-blowing study:

The percentage of kindergartners without up-to-date vaccinations dropped in California following the tightening of requirements in the state, according to a new study, whose findings suggest stricter vaccine mandates and education can raise immunization rates.

California strengthened immunization requirements in the state starting in 2014, after the rate of kindergartners who weren’t fully vaccinated rose to 9.84% the year before. By 2017, the rate dropped to 4.87%, according to the study published online in the Journal of the American Medical Association on Tuesday.

This also just in:

  • Forcing people to get health insurance, or be fined, makes them get health insurance
  • Making it law that you have to get auto insurance makes people get auto insurance
  • Putting people in jail for not paying their taxes also makes them pay their taxes

The above were not actually studied but I thought I would save the taxpayers money by just giving them the results.

Any questions?

Douglas Farrago MD

Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Forest, Va. He started Forest Direct Primary Care where he takes no insurance and bills patients a monthly fee. He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock-offs are worn by many major league baseball catchers. He is also the inventor of the CryoHelmet used by athletes for head injuries as well as migraine sufferers. Dr. Farrago is the author of four books, two of which are the top two most popular DPC books. From 2001 – 2011, Dr. Farrago was the editor and creator of the Placebo Journal which ran for 10 full years. Described as the Mad Magazine for doctors, he and the Placebo Journal were featured in the Washington Post, US News and World Report, the AP, and the NY Times. Dr. Farrago is also the editor of the blog Authentic Medicine which was born out of concern about where the direction of healthcare is heading and the belief that the wrong people are in charge. This blog has been going daily for more than 15 years Article about Dr. Farrago in Doximity Email Dr. Farrago – [email protected] 

  2 comments for “Ridiculous Study of the Week: Vaccine Requirements

  1. July 7, 2019 at 10:10 pm

    Wow, threatening to use force gets people to do things they don’t want to do! Who’d have think it?

  2. SP
    July 3, 2019 at 4:03 pm

    Wow, Doug, you’re like, a genius or something. I would like to add another motivator:
    Free stuff.
    I used to live in Houston. On one of my visits to the zoo, it was vaccine day. If you brought your vaccine card and you were up to date, your kids got in for free. If you were behind, there were nurses there who would immunize you for free so that your kids could get into the zoo for free.
    I haven’t reviewed any studies on this but the really long line helped me arrive at an interesting conclusion…

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