Vaccination Argumentative Analysis

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Disney Land is known as the happiest place on earth, but not so happy for any of the 59 people who contracted measles on their trip there in December 2014 (Alifers). Measles had been declared eradicated in the year 2000 by the CDC (Frequently Asked) Because of the growing anti-vaccination movement spreading throughout America, health conscious parents are more often choosing to not vaccinate their children allowing for once eradicated diseases to be able to take a foothold in America once again. This anti-vaccination hysteria has been fueled by discredited medical researcher Andrew Wakefield. Dr. Andrew Wakefield published a paper in The Lancet in February 1998. His paper claimed, “In eight children, the onset of behavioral problems had been linked, either by the parents or by the child's physician, with measles, mumps, and rubella vaccination,” suggesting a link between the MMR vaccine and autism. His work has since been discredited and he was stripped of his license in 2010 by the U.K.’s General Medical Council for ethical violations and failure to disclose potentially competing financial interests (Ziv). Despite this new evidence, parents still choose to believe that the MMR vaccine is…show more content…
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. Better health as a society is just a vaccination
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