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. Parents who don’t vaccinate their children put them and others at risk because it allows normally preventable disease to continue to spread.
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. I think getting vaccinated would help many people in so many ways. I heard many arguments about vaccines and most of them are positive arguments. If I were to become a parent, I would definitely have my kid get vaccinated because I want my kid to be healthy and free from any illnesses that could come. This is my reason and belief of why people should get vaccinated.
Since the invention of vaccines, it has created a huge impact worldwide. As a child begins to start school, their required by the state to receive their twelve routine shots. The children who receive all their shots have a greater chance of not contracting any diseases. Throughout the years, vaccination or otherwise known as immunization has been a hugely controversial issue worldwide and whether or not to vaccinate children. However, vaccines are an effective and key role in keeping the human population healthy and safe.
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. Did you know that 5.1-6% of the state of Michigan is not vaccinated. There are many people including medical professionals that believe the benefits that vaccines give to the children far outweigh the risks that could occur from not giving the vaccines.
According to CDC, or Center of Disease Control, vaccines have reduced and, in some cases, eliminated many diseases that killed or severely disabled people just a few generations ago. Being vaccinated is very important and very effective. Children should have to be vaccinated, especially when it could cause such a huge impact on others if they do not. The cost of the vaccines are just a small price to pay for the prevention of future illnesses and diseases. It should be a moral and legal obligation to vaccinate all children.
The influenza pandemic was devastating among those infected and was responsible for the death of 675,000 Americans and 50 million people all over the world in 1918. As a result of this devastation, vaccines were formulated to prevent future outbreak of deadly and viral diseases, some becoming required by law. However, today many people have decided to boycott any form of vaccination whether it be for their children, or even their pets, due to the modern theory that they may weaken new immune systems. History has proven over time that vaccinations are absolutely effective in preventing dangerous strains of illnesses while saving countless lives since their creation and should be given to all children and at-risk adults.
There has been a huge controversy concerning vaccination for children from many parents. Many parents had different reason on why they were for or against vaccination. Some for religious purposes, concerned about the long-term side effects. Most parents feel that vaccine is poison. The fact that doctors are injecting something into their child can be terrifying. Others, on the other hand, admire the fact that doctors were taking contributing to preventative healthcare. Calling the shots documentary is extremely informative. With great pleasure, I will share all I’ve learned and my reaction. It is unbelievable how these airborne diseases can easily affect people.
Federal Law does not require children to be vaccinated, but it is up to the states to decide if children must be vaccinated in order for a child to enroll at school. Diekema states that, “All but two states allow... personal belief exemption from school vaccination requirements.” Most states offer a personal belief exemption which allows parents to enroll their children in school without getting them vaccinated. Not getting children vaccinated poses as a danger to the other students if one child who has not been vaccinated gets a contagious disease. Vaccinations have had an impact in preventing infectious
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. Without vaccines, many harmful diseases would spread rapidly and many children and people of all ages would die. The bottom line is that children need to be vaccinated in order to ensure their safety and remain happy, healthy individuals. Schools should require students to be vaccinated because vaccines are a proven way to prevent infectious diseases, vaccine protect students who can not be vaccinated, and personal
Vaccinations help reduce the risk of infections and contracting diseases by having the immune system produce antibodies that fight the disease without causing the disease. Getting a vaccine can help keep a disease from spreading by reducing the number of people who can catch the disease. If a portion of a community is vaccinated against a disease and an outbreak occurs, there is still some protection for the people who didn’t get vaccinated because it is contained. This is known as community immunity. Vaccination is not just for children. Vaccines are safe and protect you and protect from vaccine preventable diseases. By getting vaccinated, preventable infections decrease and people can be
Vaccines, usualy in the form of a jag, can provide acquired immunity to potentialy debilitating or fatal diseases and infections. Not all of these jags are always 100% effective however, like wearing a helmet on a bike, they can provide life saving protection yet for some reason some parents are fighting against them. This may not seem like a large problem however with the election of the new President of the United States openly supporting anti-vaxers and the decreasing trust in medical profesionals and anything that is 'un-natural' it is becoming an impending danger.
In conclusion, I believe that vaccinations for children are necessary and should be required. So that an epidemic deadly illness does not start. However, because of the herd method not all children have to be vaccinated, but about eighty to ninety percent do. This will help ensure that our children stay protected from foreign agents and produce a healthier next
Vaccinations save lives and minimize disease epidemics year after year. “More than 732,000 children’s lives have been saved in the past 20 years due to routine vaccinations, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In addition, 322 million cases of kids getting sick were prevented” (Vaccination Has Saved 732,000 Children's Lives Since 1994, pp 1). There are currently 28 diseases that are avoidable through immunizations according to the article “Discussing Vaccination With Concerned Patients”. Widespread diseases have decreased to a minimum because of vaccinations. Small pox has been eradicated, with the last known case being in 1977. Near the turn of the century, there were only 162
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.
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.