Vaccines For Children: A Case Study

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Daddy always said your rights end where the other person’s rights begin; therefore, one individual should never impede the rights of the many. This is true in the second grade class room for teachers and mothers prohibiting peanuts for all when only one child has a peanut allergy. The same is true for parents that elect not to immunize their children running the risk of exposing other children with diseases that were previously eradicated. Diseases that Vaccines for Children (VFC) helped to “ensure …children did not contract vaccine-preventable disease because of inability to pay for vaccine and was created in response to a measles resurgence in the United States that resulted in approximately 55,000 cases …due primarily because of widespread failure to vaccine” (Whitney, Zhou, Singleton & Schuchat, 2014, p. 352).
The conflicting interest happens when personal liberties are taken at the risk of causing irreversible harm to the general population. When this occurs and individuals fail to self-govern laws and other regulations must intercede on behalf of the public interest. The reason laws are in place; “to set guidelines for determining policy on specific issues or in individual cases” to keep everyone safe …show more content…

Therefore, it is important to have well trained staff available to provide information to the whole so that individuals are provided with “care on the basis of health need without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or ability to pay” (p. 323). Additionally, in the event of emergency preparedness that could potentially affect the whole population two schools of thoughts have developed. One is the “coercive model and the other is the cooperative model. The coercive model relying on aggressive measures such as quarantines and confinements forcefully…the cooperative model that better respects civil rights and nurtures public trust to encourage compliance”, 2010, p.

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