Against Vaccines Mandatory

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Although some citizens believe that vaccine are harmful and they should get to choose if they get them or not, vaccines can be justified as a safe, effective method to stay immune to diseases.
In order to ensure the health of the public and prevent illnesses, it is essential to make vaccines mandatory. When people are not vaccinated, they have a high risk of developing disease, which can lead to sickness and possible death. According to UNICEF, a program providing humanitarian and developmental assistance, 16,000 children die every day from preventable or treatable causes. This statistic shows how many lives we are losing due to the fact that people are not vaccinated. If these children were to be vaccinated, they would most likely not have
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Not only can vaccinated mothers prevent their offspring from developing disease, but making vaccines mandatory can help eradicate them from our future generations. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the leading national public health institute of the United States, Pertussis, Hepatitis B, and Flu vaccines are all vaccines available to pregnant women to prevent their unborn baby from developing these diseases. If these Vaccines were to be made mandatory, there would not be any more babies born with damaging diseases. Beginning the future generations off without disease will prevent deaths and save millions of people. To further this argument, if everyone were to be vaccinated, certain viruses could be eradicated and no longer pose a threat. For example, Small Pox is no longer a prominent disease due to vaccination. It is now one less illness people need to worry about. This needs to happen to all diseases, not just the few already eradicated; and to do this, vaccines must be mandatory. By making vaccines mandatory, community immunity will increase and become successful, making it very difficult to be struck with a virus. Community immunity is the idea that if a large percentage of people in an area are vaccinated, it is unlikely for a disease outbreak to occur. As said by Karen Kaplan, Contact reporter of LA times, “Using some simple math, a team of infectious disease experts calculated that the vaccination rate among people who were exposed to the measles during the outbreak was no higher than 86%, and it might have been as low as 50%.In order to establish herd immunity, between 96% and 99% of the population must be vaccinated, experts say.” This alludes to the necessity to get more people vaccinated, in attempts to increase the community immunity. If the herd immunity was higher at the time of the Measles
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