This misconception that vaccines are harmful is yet another major problem that misleads parents into thinking that they should never vaccinate their child. This misconception should not be taken lightly. On December 27, 2000, the Journal of the American Medical Association reported that unvaccinated children were 22.2 times more likely to acquire measles and 5.9 times more likely to acquire pertussis (also known as whooping cough) than vaccinated children (Feikin et al. 3145). In a different article titled, Vaccine Verity, author Damaris Christensen says: If parents' fears over vaccine safety rise, public health officials worry that immunization rates will drop.
Again Goldstein fails to provide recorded cases of children developing autism as a result of receiving the vaccine and fails to mention the lives the vaccine has saved. Does not save hundred of thousands of lives or prevent hundreds of millions of people from contracting deadly diseases? (CDC, 2013) Of course it does not. At least not according to Goldstein. Apparently Vaccines are unsafe and should be recalled due to unsafe side effects of death.
One of the previously mentioned arguments for anti-vaccers was the argument that the vaccine would cause teenagers to act more immorally. This is proven to be false when Dr. Saslow, the lead author of the cancer society’s, updated guidelines and firmly states that there is “no direct connection between the vaccine and sexual activity and no reason to suggest one.” Brody’s mention of the famous doctor effectively persuades the reader to see the truth behind the research. The mention of parents being concerned about the effects these vaccines is considered a rhetorical cannon of relationship. The supposed relationship between the vaccine and physical consequences encountered after being vaccinated is a the main elements behind the anti-vaccers argument. Previously mentioned, there are plenty of stories on the internet alleging that the medical problems their child is now facing is a direct result of the HPV vaccine.
Opposing views claim all children do not need to receive vaccinations. For example, infants receive many vaccinations at once and anti-vaccine people believe vaccinations have caused an increase in autism. Statistics have shown only one percent of children receiving vaccinations develop autism and in the one percent affected, an older sibling also had autism. Other factors involve certain religions and beliefs and those people with religious beliefs and children who develop an allergic reaction to the vaccine should not receive vaccinations. Vaccinations will always be important due to the advances in medical science.
Several factors contribute to the rejection of obligatory procedures of the HPV vaccine. Refusal influences include the sexually transmitted nature of HPV, concerns about the safety and efficacy of the new vaccine, and the perception that the vaccine manufacturer was overly involved in the policy process. Individuals argue HPV is not contracted through casual contact in the classroom setting, the vaccine diverges from other mandatory vaccines, and mandate supporters had difficulty debating denial of school entry contingent on proof of vaccination.
In many cases, for many vaccines, you only have to be vaccinated once, they are painless and last for life (9 Major). If the U.S. stopped vaccinating children or adults, the diseases would come back. That is why we keep vaccinating. For example, one traveler from a foreign country could be carrying diseases and transmit it to the unvaccinated, and then there could be major breakouts across the country
before us. By continuing the practice of vaccinations, we assure that these diseases do not have a chance in our future either. To put this idea into perspective, consider that “[just one infected [person] could set us back more than fifty years if our own population is not protected” (Vaccine Safety). Fifty years of medical research and success could be lost due to a group of children who weren’t vaccinated. This is one of the issues that could evolve if parents do not vaccinate their children.
Anti-vaccine supporters strongly protest against vaccines primarily because they contain harmful ingredients. Indeed, this is true, but many pro-vaccine supporters urge that these ingredients are found in such minuscule quantities that they are deemed harmless. In fact, they claim that “Children are exposed to more aluminum in breast milk and infant formula than they are exposed to in vaccines.” Not to mention, the CDC and the FDA insist that vaccines are thoroughly tested and made safe. Although countless anti-vaccine protesters believe that vaccines are the origin of many autism cases, there is no definite evidence proving a link between vaccinations and autism. In 1998, scientist Andrew Wakefield published an article stating that his experiment has proven that vaccines cause autism.
Vaccinations do not cause harm and are not linked to autism, parents not vaccinating children is the true cause of harm. Non-vaccination leads to the spread of diseases causing death and disablement in its wake. We must protect the weak in our community by immunizing those whose immune system is able to be vaccinated. By not vaccinating we are being negligent and putting not only our child in harm’s way but other individuals who have not been immunized as well. To protect our community we must mandate all children regardless of their parent’s beliefs or religion be vaccinated.
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. Dr. Robert Sears of Orange County, California, first drew attention after publishing a book in 2007 called "The Vaccine Book: Making the Right Decision for Your Child" and introducing what he calls an "alternate" vaccine schedule. His work made him popular with parents who are still not easily convinced of common vaccines despite overwhelming medical evidence that they are safe as currently scheduled and recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Sear 's work has also frustrated some pediatricians and health officials who point out that there is no approved "alternate" vaccination schedule that is safe and approved by major health organizations. The doctor is now facing a possible hearing before