As a vaccinating, concerned mother of three children, I urge those parents who chose not to vaccinate their children (not including those children who are immunocompromised) to rethink their choice to immunize because immunizations can save children’s lives. An unfortunate, but great example of why vaccination is so important can be tied to the current measles outbreak this past year, at Disneyland. Many parents do not understand how dangerous it is for their children and our communities to not have children vaccinated. According to Maimuna Majumder of Boston Children 's Hospital and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, "Disneyland is an international attraction and sometimes people are coming from places where measles vaccination rates
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Petts and Niemeyer explore the controversy debate on what affects people from not getting their children vaccinated. They did a poll on who gets their children vaccinated and who does not get their children vaccinated. One factor Petts and Niemeyer discuss is why people are second guessing getting vaccinations for their children. The media has presented information, which led to false reports, although parents are acting upon these messages in which change their beliefs in vaccinations. Media has since affected the idea of vaccinations, parents are beginning to look into the vaccinations and predict if they will be mandatory or not for their children.
The article begins with details about a recent measles outbreak originating in Disneyland. “Although epidemiologists have not yet identified the person who brought measles to Disneyland, a new analysis shows that the highly contagious disease has spread to seven states and two other countries thanks to parents who declined to vaccinate their children” (Kaplan 1). The author of this article has been a science and medicine editor at the Los Angeles Times since 2005 however she covered technology in the Business section for 10 years. This could create bias in the article and prevent her from having a complete understanding of the topic. The statistics in the article are beneficial to the reader in understanding the likelihood of the disease being spread and the importance of
This point could be more realistic if the author stated the current disease outbreaks that have evidence that they are from not getting vaccinated in America. Furthermore, the author states a case when a woman that was not vaccinated went to Tucson and became sick. It is stated that this woman went to a hospital and she gave fourteen people measles which led to costly problems. There is no evidence that the woman gave measles to these fourteen people in the
I will be writing about whether to vaccinate or not vaccinate your children. I will then give my own opinions about whether I am in favor of vaccinating or not vaccinating children. It is important to know whether you should vaccinate your children or not and how you should do it. I will be giving facts found from websites and cite the websites. I will be talking about one side and the other.
The reason for this new law is the recent measles outbreak that occurred in disneyland. Specialists argue that if vaccines were required for everyone to have, the measles outbreak wouldn 't have spread so far. “The overwhelming number of people who have gotten infected, particularly among the children, are children that have not been vaccinated, because parents, for reasons that are really not based on any scientific data, just don’t want their children to be vaccinated,”
News Flash! Recent outbreaks of what the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) call vaccine-preventable diseases demonstrate the effects of the anti-vaccination movement. “Antivaxxers” as they’ve come to be called, as noticed on this author's Facebook page, are a population of parents who make a conscious decision not to vaccinate their children. The goal of this paper is to shed some light on the Antivaxxers, their arguments for choosing not to vaccinate their children, and research that proves the Antivaxxers’ theories are wrong. After all, vaccines aren’t something to be concerned about, they are proven to be effective.
Vaccines have notoriously been a controversial topic throughout the news world. Mothers and fathers are faced with the decision of whether or not they should vaccinate their children. Depending upon where your children will be attending school, vaccinating may not be a choice but rather a requirement. The country in which you live can also be a key factor as to whether or not vaccines are available. People living in impoverished countries may not have access to vaccines.
Many parents want what’s best for their children, especially when it comes to their child's health. One of the most controversial topics today is whether or not to give children the required vaccinations. By choosing to vaccinate a child you could potentially determine the future for that child and diseases they could and could not be exposed to. The real question is, Why should you vaccinate? It is important for parents to know all of the facts before they make the decision to vaccinate.
As parents, the natural instinct to protect your children will overbear any medical recommendation. However, the choice of not vaccinating your children is selfish to the child as well as others in society. With the proper precautions and research, scheduled vaccinations will have a higher success rate than failure rate. Every parent is entitled to their parental rights in the US, but every person in society is also entitled to their health as well. “The best way to reduce vaccine-preventable diseases is to have highly immune population” (Centers for Disease
In 2014, the United States had a record number of reported measles cases with a total of 667 cases in 27 states. This was the largest number of cases since measles had been documented as being eliminated in the United States in 2000 (“Measles Cases and Outbreaks”). In fact, most people who contracted measles were unvaccinated. Measles are just one of the many diseases that can be controlled by vaccinated children early on. These diseases that once resulted in hospitalization, death or lifelong consequences have now become preventable childhood diseases.
Stephen Parnell Professor J. Bocharova Eng.-103-5015 16 March 2018 Vaccines are Killing Our Children For no other reason than freedom should any person be made to put anything into their body that they do not choose to. In fact in California it appears the law makers have put a gun to our heads mandating we vaccinate our children. When it comes to vaccinating we always hear how beneficial vaccinating is and the lives that vaccines have saved, but the consequences are often ignored. In a case of a father of five who became paraplegic from the Whooping cough vaccine.
Required Immunity Mandatory vaccinations for children in public schools have been the center of much debate since laws were first developed to regulate immunization. Fears from parents about side effects and adverse reactions have steered many away from wanting to vaccinate their children despite the numerous infectious diseases they prevent. These debates have gotten in the way of progression in schools for preventing the spread of disease. To me, the risks of not vaccinating children are far greater than the risks of adverse reactions.
Vaccinations When it comes to vaccinations, there are many different opinions on immunizing a child, especially when that child’s parent has a strong like or dislike towards vaccinating. Immunizations have existed for at least a thousand years and as technology advances more, there are new vaccines being designed to help protect our children from contracting contagious and sometimes deadly diseases, such as Bordetella pertussis, polio, and even influenza. For decades, all 50 states have required that parents vaccinate their children against various diseases, including polio and measles, as a prerequisite to enrolling them in public schools (Ciolli, 2008). Enrollment in public school requires up to date vaccinations in order to protect the children and even the adults from contracting and spreading a disease, possibly causing an epidemic.
Many people may think that vaccination is a bad thing, that instead of preventing it causes illness, that is not natural. Natural or not, there are many reasons as to why we should vaccinate us and the younger generation. Most of the time children don’t like vaccination because it hurt, but is the responsibility of a parent to seek the wellbeing of his or her child. Vaccination it’s a preventive measure of various diseases. Unfortunately, things like the anti-vaccination movement, the misinformation on the Internet, and the believe that vaccination causes more damage than is worth, have led our society to think that it’s right not to vaccinate.