Fifty-two junior high students were barred from attending classes Thursday in the Santa Maria-Bonita School District because they did not have the Tdap whooping cough vaccine.

Students not immunized for pertussis, or whooping cough, were turned away for failing to abide by the new state law, which went into effect July 1 and requires all seventh- through 12th-graders to get the vaccine or parents to sign a waiver arguing the vaccine is against their beliefs.

School districts were given an extra 30 days after the first day of school to get students protected against the contagious disease that prompted legislation last year after a record epidemic of more than 9,000 cases hit California and killed 10 infants, the most vulnerable.

The absolute deadline for Santa Maria-Bonita’s 2,869 seventh- and eighth-graders was Thursday.

Parents were called to pick up students from the district’s four junior high schools, while other students just didn’t show up because they didn’t have the shot, said Mark Muller, director of pupil personnel services.

“The kids all knew,” Muller said, adding that another automated warning call went out to parents Wednesday night. 

Some parents picked up their kids and drove them directly to a clinic, pharmacy or family physician to get vaccinated.

“The vast majority have appointments set,” Muller said.

Santa Maria-Bonita could lose about $1,500 because of the dip in attendance, he said, since state funding for districts depends on the number of students attending to be included in Average Daily Attendance (ADA) counts.

Those 52 students also lost a day of learning and will continue falling behind until they turn in proper immunization records.

“We don’t like to lose opportunities for kids to learn,” Muller said.

The district was at 98.2 percent compliance as of Thursday — a decent stride considering more than 200 still needed the vaccine at the end of last week and 109 didn’t have the shot Wednesday.

Santa Maria-Bonita was the first area district to shun unprotected students, but others will soon follow.

Today signals the 31-day mark for Santa Maria Joint Union High School District, but school officials have said they will not start turning students away until Monday.

Under the 30-day rule, Guadalupe and Lucia Mar Unified school districts have until Monday to close the gap.

Orcutt Academy students have until Friday, with the rest of Orcutt Union School District students and other districts hugging the Sept. 23 deadline.

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The Gimlet Eye
The Gimlet Eye

Obama's FDA proposes to ban all supplements introduced after 1994 by requiring multi-million dollar testing. Since small companies cannot afford this, Big Pharma is the winner – again. [Can you guess which industry lobbyists are behind this move?]

Canada Free Press posted Sep 14

http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/39686

The Gimlet Eye
The Gimlet Eye

15 Million girls have been vaccinated with Mercks's HPV Gardasil vaccine, resulting in 49 deaths and 3589 harmful reactions in 2009 alone. This is a huge moneymaker for Merck. Activist Post 2011 Sep 13

http://www.activistpost.com/2011/09/3-girls-dead-others-hospitalized-after.html

Shaver Lake

Yeah, Gim - read this yesterday. My feeling is the FDA knows full well that many supplements that are readily available now PREVENT or even CURE a number of ailments - one being Vitamin D3. Long studied by many scientists, Vit. D3 is lacking in many people who have desk jobs, hence the need for supplementation. Now the FDA wants to regulate these supplements because they know they help to add life extension (which is something the Bilderbergers and those pushing for the NWO want to curtail). Can you say "depopulation"???? That's my take on it anyway.

The Gimlet Eye
The Gimlet Eye

Shaver Lake, you are right on target! Well said!

More:

US: In presidential debates, Michelle Bachmann exposes vaccine dangers and rips Rick Perry's support of Merck's HPV vaccine. [Pretty heated exchange!] YouTube 2011 Sep 12

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCFceBY5DbA

The Gimlet Eye
The Gimlet Eye

Pesticides in food are linked to ADHD in children. MSNBC 2011 Sep 11

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44260583/ns/health-childrens_health/

The Gimlet Eye
The Gimlet Eye

An independent research group has found genetically modified material in Merck's HPV Gardasil vaccine. This is contamination from the manufacturing process and not supposed to be injected into people. Researchers are concerned that this may be the cause of auto-immune disorders and malignant tumors associated with Gardasil. [The FDA has been notified, but don't expect any action that would hinder Merck's cash flow.]

http://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/realityzone/UFNGEhpvvax.html

GaryS

No point even trying to use reason with the Gimlet. Read the following and put on your aluminum foil hat.

http://www.snopes.com/medical/drugs/gardasil.asp

Justin Case
Justin Case


Scary S reminds me of the scarecrow on the Wizard of OZ, skipping down the yellow brick road singing…”if I only had a brain”…

Just saying,

JC

The Gimlet Eye
The Gimlet Eye

Summer Annals of the Distinuished Social Critic, Garrish Sidewinder,
late of the great city of Santa Mortuaria

The sweet caress of I, GaryS,
Trusty guide to all that's tried,
and true blue, I'm ever near,
I'm on the prowl, never fear!
To strike again with my pen,
Keyboard demon, critic of men,
Good and evil, mark and sin,
Judge of all and where they've been.

Pray tell, is there a point,
To his rhetoric out of joint?
I declare he'll flee my stare,
From my wrath, he'll not fare,
Gimlet's reason is out of season,
Such a blight, suffering mind,
The very scourge of humankind!

Who can trust his errant screed,
Waffling piddle, twaddle freed,
Shackles broken, torn asunder,
Mad house fled, son of blunder.
Healthy, wealthy, wise, and strong,
Yet muses have him thinking wrong,
Pray the Fleece heal his wound,
May Hygieia treat this loon!

Salus be the doctor's choice,
Vaccination's social voice,
Tho' t'is venom, like cures like,
Poison heals serpent's strike,
Pharma's vast, as big as the sun,
Bought and peddled by the ton,
How it conquers, how it spies,
spreading kingdom of its lies.

What is this?
Alights Winged Hermes on earth,
Visiting god heavenly worth,
Bearing caduceus, serpents paired,
As if the gods for us had cared,
To wit, declares:
Obey we must, unfurling sacred scroll,
If we'd Elysian Fields to stroll,
The gods know best, put not them to test.

So, deny this varlet, unruly pest,
A treading knave, unwanted guest,
Popping off and wearing thin,
May Gorgon's arrow pierce his chin,
Away, I say, obey the gods,
The mighty beings of the sky,
Peering through our secret souls,
Passing judgement on our roles.

Impugn this Gimlet, he who dares,
To peek into such secret lairs,
Mysteries of no man's ken,
Belong to gods and not to men,
If he untie the Gordian Knot,
Armageddon will be our lot,
Mushroom clouds will be our pay,
In wages earned on earth's doomsday.


The Gimlet Eye
The Gimlet Eye

Don't Give This to Your Daughter – Despite What Your Doctor Says
by Joseph Mercola

http://lewrockwell.com/mercola/mercola146.html

Justin Case
Justin Case

Summer Annals of the Distinguished Social Critic, Garish Sidewinder, late of the great city of Santa Tijaunita


ScaryS song to us;
I could wile away the hours
Conferrin' with the flowers
Consultin' with the rain
And my head I'd be scratchin'
While my thoughts were busy hatchin'
If I only had a brain

I'd unravel any riddle
For any individ'le
In trouble or in pain

(JC)
With the thoughts you'd be thinkin'
You could be another Lincoln
If you only had a brain

(Scary S)
Oh, I would tell you why
The ocean's near the shore
I could think of things I never thunk before
And then I'd sit and think some more

I would not be just a nuffin'
My head all full of stuffin'
My heart all full of pain
I would dance and be merry
Life would be a ding-a-derry
If I only had a brain

I could wile away the hours
Conferrin' with the flowers
Consultin' with the rain
And my head I'd be scratchin'
While my thoughts were busy hatchin'
If I only had a brain

I'd unravel any riddle
For any individ'le
In trouble or in pain

(JC)
With the thoughts you'd be thinkin'
You could be another Lincoln
If you only had a brain

(Scary S)
Oh, I would tell you why
The ocean's near the shore
I could think of things I never thunk before
And then I'd sit and think some more

I would not be just a nuffin'
My head all full of stuffin'
My heart all full of pain
I would dance and be merry
Life would be a ding-a-derry
If I only had a brain

The Gimlet Eye
The Gimlet Eye

Justin, I love the scarecrow's song. One of my all time favorites! :--)

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