Making vaccination mandatory has been an ongoing controversial topic over the years. A fair amount of people believe that vaccinations do more harm than good, so they are against it, whereas other people believe that vaccinations are for the greater good and need to be given in order to keep everyone healthy and safe to the best of our ability. Vaccinations should be made a mandatory obligation because due to vaccinations diseases are scarce, they reduce the risk of getting the people around them sick, and they are a lot cheaper than having to deal with the medical bills people will end up paying if they do get sick.
Getting vaccines in order to work at certain places is a growing conflict. Should there be choice, or should it be imperative. Although I find that vaccinations should be something of choice, there’s a time and a certain place where you need to get vaccinated in order to have protection not openly exposed to harming others. This is why I think that overall that a person can choose to get vaccinated or not, but a place can choose whether or not to have a vaccine requirement. Working at a hospital has requirements for specific vaccinations upon starting. An example I currently have is interning at a hospital. Vaccinations are required upon the start date for various reasons and I agree in being vaccinated before working there, while some could
Each year in the U.S., 50,000 adults die from a disease that could have easily been prevented if they simply got vaccinated. Also, most vaccines are for deadly diseases; if someone neglects getting vaccinated, that makes them very vulnerable. Vaccines are a very safe way to prevent illness. In fact, each vaccine has to pass through a major inspection to make
“Without vaccine protection, we can easily contract and transmit infectious diseases. It may only take one person, whether it’s a family member, a neighbor, or a visitor from another country, to start the spread of a disease” (Williams 19). That’s how diseases get spread around and people get more
I would have to side with the requirement that vaccinations should be mandatory because it is not just the health of a single individual but the health of the entire human civilization. As a Christian, I believe that vaccinations help our health. They are something that God has given us. We should use them to our best knowledge to help our body. Although, I see the reasoning behind not requiring vaccinations.
The government should make vaccinations mandatory for each person throughout the United States of America. Mostly parents assume vaccines will always cause autism. Vaccines are important because they keep people alive. Vaccinations go way back to the 1920s and they were few that would work until generation kept growing and more diseases were cured. The government should make vaccinations mandatory for each person throughout the United States of America. The “WHO” made sure that vaccinations were safe and secure for curable diseases.
Discussion 2: Whooping Cough Returns “Childhood vaccines are one of the great triumphs of modern medicine. Indeed, parents whose children are vaccinated no longer have to worry about their child’s death or disability from whooping cough, polio, diphtheria, hepatitis, or a host of other infections.” (Emanuel) Is it conceivable that outbreaks can be prevented with just dispensing a vaccination to our children? Can we eliminate dreadful diseases completely? Why are parents refusing to vaccinate their children? Vaccinations have virtually eradicated some diseases in the United States ever since the turn of the 20th century.
It is important for all people to be vaccinated to protect themselves from contracting communicable diseases, from spreading these diseases, and from the high cost of treating these preventable diseases. It would make sense to do so. No one wants to contract diseases, or be laid up if they can prevent it. Getting vaccinated will prevent anyone from spreading contracted diseases to others. It can also be very costly when trying to treating a communicable disease that could have been prevented with a vaccine.
Vaccines are like traffic lights; they ensure the safety of the public, be in heavily crowded areas, like schools, or densely trafficked roads. Traffic lights only work when all people follow the rules. If a car runs a red light, the car runs the risk of killing innocent pedestrians who are complying with the prescribed rules. Vaccines, if not utilized by most people, are ineffective. Even though some parents are concerned over the safety of vaccines, children who go to public schools should not be granted exemptions because vaccines are necessary to prevent outbreaks, children who do not receive vaccines are at risk of disease, and medically compromised children rely on vaccines to prevent disease.
Some parents seek to opt out of these requirements do to “religious, medical or philosophical reasons”(O 'Neil). Each parent can refuse the pressure put on from society for their child to get vaccinated. Schools should have the right to encourage the act of getting an immunization but do not have the right to discourage and refuse children who do not believe in medicine. In the first amendment of the Constitution it allows any citizens to practice the “free exercise of religion”(Cornell University), so forcing a child to take part in the medical standards that are against their or their parents belief system strips the family from their constitutional rights. The foundation of America is built on having freedom.
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. Although I believe children should get vaccinated, many believe that they should not.
Vaccinations go through a series of testing to ensure that the shots are safe and effective; majority of the time, the side effects of the shot are minimal compared to the damage an illness can do to the individual. Vaccinations save time and money because if an individual does not get vaccinated, they are at great risk for acquiring an illness that will lead to more intense medical bills (USDHHS, n.d). Lastly, vaccinations help future generations. Shots have been given to people for so long now in order to fight different illnesses that some have completely vanished and others have become very rare. Like previously stated, Polio used to be a terrified illness and now there are no known cases in America at all (USDHHS,
The health of others around should be taken into consideration when making this decision. “If the vaccination rate drops significantly within a community, the population is no longer protected, putting the unvaccinated at risk. Some people specifically choose vaccination because they feel that it will protect others from disease”
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.
I learned the importance of the vaccines, that it is much more beneficial than it is harmful. Therefore, opting out of vaccine comes with a lot of risks and threats that parents should take into consideration. Those who are affected are children, if not immediately in the long run. For example, skipping on the HPV vaccination during the allowed age range can cause an individual to develop cervical cancer after being in contact with HPV. I am now more than ever for the idea of