The Pros and Cons of Vaccination Debates about the use of mandatory vaccination have received much attention in the last few years. Immunizations play an integral role in every parent’s life; the majority of parent’s decide to vaccinate without hesitation. People who decide to vaccinate because they believe that vaccination is safe and is one of the greatest health developments of the 20th century because vaccines have reduced or eradicated many childhood preventable diseases that once killed thousands of children; however, one primary argument espoused by opponents is that vaccines contain adverse side effects which can lead to serious illness or even death which is a violation of constitutional rights. Implication for mandatory vaccines, therefore, needs to include a debate on constitutional issues related to the use of vaccines with a focus on the provisions of the First Amendment. Although one may argue that mandatory vaccines should not be required for
Although some parents find it harmful for their children to receive vaccinations, doctors highly suggest them to reconsider that decision due to children catching other diseases in the future, not being able to fight infections, and can save future generations from inheriting the diseases. Many parents find the vaccines to cause more trouble than what they 're worth. It worries doctors that parents do not realize what they are limiting their children from doing because they are scared for the outcome they might receive. Doctors find it rather dangerous to not receive the vaccinations. It is very beneficial to give children the vaccinations, for they will understand when they get older.
Vaccinations have benefited the U.S , and our health, as well as those we care about including us. They have prevented us from getting diseases, and have kept diseases from spreading. If we stop vaccinating we are at risk of an epidemic, that could have easily been controlled with A simple vaccine According to CDC, “Before long we would see epidemics of diseases that are nearly under control today”(Source 4). Vaccines have decreased the rates of many common diseases such as measles and mumps, drastically. In addition to vaccines preventing diseases and epidemics and controlling then, there are also many other benefits.
Childhood vaccinations have become one of the most effective ways in preventing transmittable diseases. However, parent concerns surrounding their effectiveness, risks, need and safety has sparked a number of individuals to refuse childhood vaccination for their children As a result, outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases continue to increase. With the surrounding controversy, this topic has become a very thought-provoking argument. Although some parents choose not to vaccinate their children, childhood vaccinations should be made mandatory because they protect children from deadly diseases, protect other children too young to be vaccinated or those who have compromised immune systems, and they are also safe and effective.
Getting vaccinated does have some risks, however they do save many lives. Vaccines have saved over 2.5 million children (Pro-Con). Around 2-3 million deaths a year are prevented by vaccines (Who). People who are vaccinated avoid potentially fatal diseases including mumps, measles, and whooping cough. If the world as a whole can demolish the most fatal diseases, the generations after them would not have to worry.
Vaccinations have saved tens of millions of lives and eradicated many deadly diseases such as Smallpox and Polio ( Over the years, a debate has ignited about whether or not schools should require students to receive vaccinations. While all fifty states have laws that require immunizations to children who attend public schools, almost all of them offer some sort of exemption. Some exemptions are valid, such as children who can not receive vaccines due to an underlying medical condition like a weakened immune system. Other exemptions are frivolous such as religious or self-choice. In some states, its as easy as checking a box on a school registration form to opt your child out of receiving these life-saving vaccines.
Lucas Galante Cantelmi Health Assignment 15 27 October 2015 Vaccination: Why Do They Matter? Vaccines save lives, so why are they so feared? Vaccinations are proven to prevent disease safely, and with few complications. Many health organizations endorse vaccines, and with good reason.
Vaccine or no vaccine? Should people more importantly kids be vaccinated against disease such as mumps, measles, and rubella or would that hurt and make the child sick? This is a much debated question. Getting the vaccine would help the kid a lot by protecting him/her against many crucial and deadly diseases, but not getting vaccinated would not make the child sick from what could occur after the vaccine but, leaves the child at a huge risk. This is an important question because it lets everyone see both sides of the story, and educate many people on what would happen with and without taking the vaccine.
Being a part of a family that believes in vaccination, I also grew to believe it. Now that I am old enough to understand what it is and can find more reasons as to why we should have it. It made more a believer, that all children should be vaccinated. Children deserve to be safe and healthy. We are all entitled to our opinions, but there are many facts out there that can tell us reasons why vaccines are good for us.
How likely is it for a child to get a disease? “Statistically, the chance of your child getting a vaccine-preventable disease may be relatively low. You are making a wager” (Childhood 1). Mainly, parents don’t want their children to be vaccinated in order to attend public school or tend to lack taking them on time to get the shots. A vaccination is being introduced to the body which will then produce an immunity to a specific disease.