Steve Murphy, Democratic Strategist: "First of all, I'm completely in favor of this. Secondly. . . you don't have the legal right or a moral right to expose your child to disease unnecessarily."
Sean Hannity: "You don't have a legal or a moral right to give them a shot that in many cases makes kids sick and in a few isolated cases, violently sick."
Murphy: "The medical community is overwhelmingly in favor of this."
Hannity: "What about the few kids who get violently ill?"
Murphy: "It happens with all vaccines. . . . All of them make people sick occasionally. They all do."
Mercedes Viana Schlapp, Republican Strategist: "When is comes to the flu vaccine there was an archives Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine that came out with a study basically saying they couldn't find a significant effectiveness with a flu shot. We learned last year that 65 percent of seniors who had the flu had gotten the shot. It wasn't preventing them from getting the flu. ...It's a bit controversial. There should be educational campaigns. . . . ."
Hannity: "There are issues of mercury. . . "
Murphy: "Jenny McCarthy is on television saying don't have any vaccinations. They cause autism. That's nonsense. The medical community strongly recommends it." . . . .
Schlapp: "It's interesting that Mayor Bloomberg allows a ten year old to go into a school clinic to get emergency contraception that they don't even have to call the parents about but you're forced to get the flu shot."
Murphy: "We're talking about vaccinations and kids who don't have a medical problem preventing it, should have the flu vaccine."
Steve Murphy brought up vaccines and autism. Yes! Let's talk about side effects. Let's talk about who's indemnified here!
about but you're forced to get the flu shot."