Everybody, adult or child, who lives in four ZIP code areas must get an MMR shot or prove immunity, or face the prospect of a $1,000 fine ($2,000 if you don’t appear as ordered). Your religious exemption is overridden. The threat of 6 months in prison and the prospect of forcible vaccination were removed before a hearing on a lawsuit brought by five mothers. The judge dismissed the case.
From Caffeinated Thoughts, go read the whole thing.
MMR vaccine, in the US at least, is dependent on the body of a boy who was killed and harvested; he would’ve been in his 50s, now, if I remember correctly.
Because of the seriousness of the disease, even most of those who find this horrifying still use the vaccine, which is licit although we are still supposed to make efforts to get moral options. (I can dig up the teaching on that if someone wants, but there are several decent authorities.)
That said, we’re talking about a disease that can’t even reach the bathtub threshold, in a city where quarantining the Ebola nurse got smacked down.