Mass vaccination. Herd immunity. Sound familiar? Long lines, kids crying and a basket full of lollipops and off course a lot of syringes.
Officials in Massachussets are considering returning to the old days when mass vaccination campaigns required that all kids get vaccinated and they became part of the routine at school. With the number of H1N1 outbreaks projected to rise this year especially with the opening of schools, officials seem to have no other choice if they want the disease to stop spreading more than it already has. Unfortunately the vaccines won't be available until November, meaning that many kids will get the virus in the coming months. In addition to H1N1, officials are also looking to bring vaccinations for the regular flu into schools, to do as much as then can to curb the spread of the virus.