Conflict between individual good and the common good is at the core of this issue; hence it is really important to note that California seems to set the trends that the rest of the country has a tendency to follow. Of course the common good is always defined by the State, or the group of usually power hungry people who have gained control of the helm of Government. The United States has a responsibility of preventing illnesses and death, but not at the cost of our freedom to choose what is best for our family and individual needs. Of course the individual’s decision should be a well informed and educated one not a choice the state should make for us, but to help guide us in the right direction to make a confident choice. Vaccinations are felt to be one our healthiest actions. However, a moral dilemma lies in the balance of personal autonomy and choice versus protection of the risk of the entire population. During public emergencies such as an epidemic, of course vaccines should be mandated for mankind, but otherwise the decision should be a personal
Petts and Niemeyer explore the controversy debate on what affects people from not getting their children vaccinated. They did a poll on who gets their children vaccinated and who does not get their children vaccinated. One factor Petts and Niemeyer discuss is why people are second guessing getting vaccinations for their children. The media has presented information, which led to false reports, although parents are acting upon these messages in which change their beliefs in vaccinations. Media has since affected the idea of vaccinations, parents are beginning to look into the vaccinations and predict if they will be mandatory or not for their children.
The article “Should Anti-Vaxers be shamed or Persuaded”, is about how Anti-vaccination protesters should not be bullied or shamed into agreeing with the opposing viewpoint. The author distinguishes the difference between, bullying them into submission, and persuading them to the right side. Though not a parent, the author believes that kids should be vaccinated except in rare cases. He also goes on to say that he would urge parents with the impulse to shame and insult to try and persuade anti-vaxers with facts and numbers. Friedersdorf goes on to say, “Not only would I definitely vaccinate my own kid if I had one -- the case is so strong that, were standard vaccinations more expensive, I’d spend 20 percent of my income to get
The increase in the number of diseases in America is becoming problematic due to religious reasoning to not receive vaccinations. This is creating a problem in society because there are some that are not being treated for these diseases and since they aren 't being treated for it, they put others at a large risk of getting the diseases.
In the essay, the author summarizes how it is unacceptable to not be vaccinated. The author relates vaccinations to drunk driving and smoking. Interestingly, they compare drunk driving and smoking in public places which are against the law, but getting vaccinations are not considered a law. Considering that getting vaccinations are a choice while drunk driving are not choices makes these comparison statements invalid. Also, the author claims that the declining rates of vaccinations are the evidence from the outbreaks of current diseases. This point could be more realistic if the author stated the current disease outbreaks that have evidence that they are from not getting vaccinated in America.
Mandatory school vaccination is one of the most intensely debated issues in society. All 50 states and the District of Columbia have vaccination requirements for children to attend public school. Each state, including the District of Columbia, requires vaccinations for students in public elementary and secondary schools. However, there is no federal mandate for the vaccination of public education students. Proponents of mandatory school vaccinations would like to see that changed. The federal government should mandate vaccinations because vaccinations protect public health, are cost-effective, and control and eradicate infectious diseases.
Given that the parent has the complete right to decide for their newborns (since newborns are not capable of making the decision for themselves), should that individual be allowed to not vaccinate their newborns? Mill would most likely respond that the individual is free to not vaccinate their child unless it harms other people.
I believe parents should not have the right to reject vaccinate their children, because these vaccinations help protect children from many different viruses and diseases. I personally know a family friend that believes that her son’s autism is attributed to vaccinations as a young child. The government should have the right to force parents to vaccinate their kids because it protects the child’s health as well as the health of others. Parents should not face jail time for not vaccinating their kids because it is their child and they do have their own rights. All children who attend public or private schools need to have vaccinations to attend schools, so kids who do not have cannot attend school. I believe that parents who do not want their
In 2014 the CDC reports that 4,115 women died from cervical cancer that was caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) (CDC.GOV, 2017). While other cancer is not preventable by protection of immunization, Cervical Cancer and Genital Warts is mostly preventable. We are raising our children in a time where the majority of our parents and grandparents are succumbing to different types of cancers, why wouldn 't we want there to be a law insuring every teenager is given this vaccine against this terrible disease despite religious, or personal ideas against vaccinations. Although my reason for this paper is to educate my peers on the extreme importance of getting this vaccine early as possible, it also ties into my choice of degree of Health Care
The journal article was published in MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing in 2009, which I accessed through the San Jose State University library database. According to the article the author, Nancy C. Sharts-Hopoko is a professor and the Director of the Doctoral Program of the College of Nursing at Villanova University in Villanova, Pennsylvania. The article gives an overview of the controversies revolving around child-mandated vaccinations. The article addresses issues such as public access to vaccinations, concerns about individual rights, and concerns about adverse affects associated with vaccinations. This article is significant to my paper because is focus on the same issues I will be addressing. I will use the information
The human papillomavirus virus (HPV) affects more than 80 percent of sexually active men and women and is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the U.S. Many types of HPV cause only minor symptoms but a few are of high-risk and can lead to cancer if left untreated. However,
With advancement in the field of genomic sequencing, investigation allows for cognition of the basis of host adaptation and the extent of the natural reservoir of influenza viruses. The key to predicting future viral pandemics is the required depth of historical, epidemiological, and biological knowledge surrounding the 1918 flu pandemic.
The problem: autonomy of the individual. Mandatory vaccination of health care workers raises important questions about the limits of a state's power to compel individuals to engage in particular activities in order to protect the public. Many health care workers believe that the mandate violates fundamental individual rights
Modern medicine provides people with the ability to protect themselves from the world’s most fatal diseases. Merely a century ago, it was not uncommon for a child to die as a result of diseases such as polio, pertussis, and tuberculosis. Today it is highly unlikely for a person to contract these diseases, let alone die from them. However, refusal of vaccinations has been increasing throughout the years. This is due to individual’s unfounded fears and imagined consequences associated with the idea of purposely inserting a disease into one’s body. Despite one’s beliefs, vaccines are essential not only to a person’s well-being, but to the health of those around them. Mandatory vaccinations do not cause autism; rather, they save lives while also