So the dad wants his child protected by forcing everyone else in the school to be vaccinated, to create a safe cocoon (at least while in school) for his child. Dad acknowledges his child will still be at risk everywhere else.
Except--there is another little boy in the same class who also has a medical condition that precludes vaccination. Where does that leave dad?
Maybe someone should tell the dad that when kids get live virus vaccinations they sometimes excrete the live virus and pass it on to their schoolmates, "vaccinating" them inadvertently. For a virus like polio, there is often increased virulence when spread this way. This is what caused all US polio infections for years. That is why live polio vaccine is no longer used in the US. But live measles, mumps, rubella, flu, chickenpox, rotavirus and some other vaccines are still used, and a crash vaccine program at the school might expose his child to live vaccine viruses.
Maybe someone should tell dad that no one has died from measles in the US for at least ten years.
The county health officer brought sanity to the issue. He pointed out that there has not been a single case of measles in Marin county, so in fact, there is no issue. From the NYTimes. And below is an abstract of an expert group opinion paper on this subject.
J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2014 Apr;133(4):961-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2013.11.043. Epub 2014 Feb 28.
Recommendations for live viral and bacterial vaccines in immunodeficient patients and their close contacts.
Medical Advisory Committee of the Immune Deficiency Foundation, Shearer WT1, Fleisher TA2, Buckley RH3, Ballas Z4, Ballow M5, Blaese RM6, Bonilla FA7,Conley ME8, Cunningham-Rundles C9, Filipovich AH10, Fuleihan R11, Gelfand EW12, Hernandez-Trujillo V13, Holland SM14, Hong R15, Lederman HM16,Malech HL14, Miles S17, Notarangelo LD7, Ochs HD18, Orange JS19, Puck JM20, Routes JM21, Stiehm ER22, Sullivan K23, Torgerson T18, Winkelstein J16.