Essay On Vaccination Should Be Mandatory

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Every parent wants the best for their child, but sometimes, they can often be misinformed on what is healthy and unhealthy for their child. Vaccination is one of these topic that has been highly debated in the United States for a while now, and the country is split on whether they should be mandatory or the parent’s choice. The facts of the matter are that not vaccinating your child is very dangerous and can often lead to disease, life altering medical conditions, and even death. This is widely accepted by highly reputable medical sources like the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) and the WHO (World Health Organization). There should be no debate on the subject, vaccination should be mandatory. In the United States, freedom of choice has always been a core value. This holds up until it endangers others, especially children. The reason we don’t see many huge epidemics like we have had throughout human history is because of vaccination. It slows the spreading process down almost to extinction. The CDC explains why we vaccinate perfectly, saying that “If we take away the protection given by vaccination, more and more people will become infected and will spread disease to others.” Even putting aside health risks and danger to others, not vaccinating a child can hurt a family economically as well. Not vaccinating your child or yourself…show more content…
There is no evidence to back up this claim outside of conspiracy theories, and organizations like Autism Speaks are adamant that vaccination does not cause autism. In fact, they suggest that vaccination has decreased the risk of autism in children. The only risks that come with vaccination are some discomfort and pain, and the very rare allergic outbreak. The U.S Department of Health and Human Services assures citizens that this is “minimal compared to the pain, discomfort, and trauma of the diseases these vaccines
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