As measles outbreaks have hit Vancouver, a new survey shows most Canadians support mandatory vaccination for children.
The survey, conducted by the Angus Reid Institute, found 70 percent of respondents were in favour of making vaccinations against common deadly diseases required for children who are entering school.
Only 12 per cent of respondents said vaccinations should be a parent’s choice.
The measles outbreak in Vancouver spread after a child, who had not been vaccinated, picked up the disease on a trip to Vietnam. The Public Health Agency of Canada recently issued a notice reminding Canadians measles is “serious and highly contagious.”
The survey also found that 83 per cent of Canadians would vaccinate their children “without hesitation.”