Childhood vaccinations have become one of the most effective ways in preventing transmittable diseases. However, parent concerns surrounding their effectiveness, risks, need and safety has sparked a number of individuals to refuse childhood vaccination for their children As a result, outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases continue to increase. With the surrounding controversy, this topic has become a very thought-provoking argument. Although some parents choose not to vaccinate their children, childhood vaccinations should be made mandatory because they protect children from deadly diseases, protect other children too young to be vaccinated or those who have compromised immune systems, and they are also safe and effective.
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. Immunization will prevent you and others from contracting a disease as well as dealing with all the expenses that come along with treating that disease. Everyone should make getting vaccinated a priority for their health and for others.
Those who feel unobligated to taking the vaccine, and feel attacked in knowing that a vaccination is mandatory, should understand why there is a vaccination requirement. The information swayed me in choosing mandatory vaccinations, if you are able to. These vaccination requirements should be those that if spread, have serious and deadly consequences. That there is a “significant reduction in illness and death from vaccine-preventable diseases is testimony to how well they work” (Feemster). Like noted above, the measles is an example of this. If you can get the vaccination, you hands down should have to. You are not only protecting yourself, but those around you. The vaccine video speaks well in that when given a vaccination, you rarely get infected twice. Taking the vaccination reduces disease and spread by a stronghold. You are helping those sick, and those who cannot receive vaccination. This proves my point in understanding why hospital settings especially require specific vaccinations. As employees, you are making the spread of disease less likely, and you are protecting the world and making it a healthier, safer place. Without mandatory vaccines, the consequences of not taking them would increase, and the rate of disease and spread of disease would jump. With making vaccines a requirement, the disease is not taken lightly, and the chances of the rapid spread are significantly reduced. Vaccines are a safe and effective way to help those who are ill heal by reducing the rapid on spread of disease and increasing the chances of eradicating the disease
i favor the collective ideas of a collective responsibility and how everyone is accountable as a group. This vaccine should be mandatory because it stops a life-threatening disease and if there is a way to stop an outbreak and stop kids from dying way too soon from a treatable virus i think we need to take action to ensure the safety of the nation. i know that still many people are hung up on the idea that the vaccination can cause autism,however this is still not the case. future generations need to be protected and to make sure this is possible everyone needs to protect their child. however, an exception i will make is if someone is heavily religous they may choose to not vaccinate their childern, this is because people still have freedom of religon protected by Cabdas charter of rights of freedoms, but if there is still to many deaths among candaians rules may need to more strict for the saftly of
Do you know why it is important to get children, teens, and adults vaccinated? Well I’ll let you know why it is important. The first reason why to get vaccinated is because you have a less likely chance to catch a disease. The second reason why it is important to get vaccinated is because a disease can turn into a worldwide epidemic. The last and third reason is so you can maintain a healthy life. These are the most important reasons in my opinion that all people should be vaccinated.
A number of parents fear the government forcing them to vaccinate their children. These parents are anti-vaccine for a variety of reasons. Parents built their arguments against immunization on the strength of the naturally acquired immune system. Childhood diseases were not perceived as a threat but as part of the natural way to reinforce the body. Parents understood immunization as an artificial intrusion into the natural development of the immune system. Other parents believe they should be able to make health care decisions for their child on their own terms. They view it as a loss of freedom to not dictate what is injected into their children’s bodies. While these parents
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.
To begin with, I honestly didn’t know the importance of vaccination. After watching Calling The Shots, I truly believe that vaccines can save many lives and prevent a lot of diseases. I am now aware of the epidemics that are surfacing the air. It is mind-boggling that many of these diseases, travel in the air and anyone can be affected if they are not shielded. It is better to be safe than sorry.
The argument that this will increase the susceptibility of sickness in other children attending schools. Although, this isn’t necessarily incorrect, if other students are vaccinated they will be immune to the virus already. Viruses are less of a threat to the children who are vaccinated but pose more of a threat to the children who have not been vaccinated and those parents who choose not to vaccinate are “aware of the health risks”(Dubbo Daily Liberal) that it poses. This act is a choice built on their belief system which is protected by the Constitution. The only issue raised from the lack of immunization is considered to be public safety. In the case of Jacobson v. Massachusetts the argument began whether public safety or civil rights were more important. The case dealt with “equating invasions of the body with the general run of restrictions on liberty”(Karst). It dragged for years because of its importance for civil liberties have the right to trump public safety in some situations, this being one of them. Families have the right to stand up with their beliefs that contradict with getting vaccinated. This case proved that civil rights are important, not only privately, but also in a public setting. Moreover, civil rights in terms of vaccination can outweigh public
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.
Illness and diseases have always played a key role in the deaths of many lives throughout the years. Especially in past decades where there was no mediation or vaccinations that would help us combat the spread of certain diseases, such as whooping cough, influenza, chicken pox, mumps, polio, measles, etc. These vaccinations have significantly impacted the decrease of the mortality rate. Vaccinations have improved the quality of life, but the society that we live in is split. Many believe that vaccinations should be required and mandatory for everyone to receive shots. Others believe that shots create more harm than good. This controversy over mandatory or choice of receiving vaccinations has become a long-term debate over the years. For those
I just wanted to say that I believe everyone should have the opportunity to be vaccinated. Think about it, if they didn’t, there may be a chance of diseases breaking out. Another reason why people should be vaccinated are the fact that people’s lives are at risk. Vaccination keeps people healthy. My final reason is that how easily diseases can spread now. Here are explanations supporting my reasoning.
In every case where compulsory vaccinations were challenged, the Court upheld their constitutionality because they do not infringe on any rights. Notably, in Prince v. Massachusetts, the Court ruled that mandatory vaccines do not violate freedom of religion (Chemerinsky, Goodwin 606). In fact, the Court ruled religious exemption clauses as unlawful, since they only apply to students of a recognized denomination, as concluded in Brown v. Stone and Davis v. State (Chemerinsky, Goodwin 607-608). Furthermore, mandatory vaccines do not infringe on religious freedom because, “no matter how much a law burdens religious practices it is constitutional under [Employment v.] Smith so long as it does not single out religious behavior for punishment and was not motivated by a desire to interfere with religion” (Chemerinsky, Goodwin 609). Therefore, the argument of vaccines being unconstitutional is
Research in vaccinations has made great progress over these past few years. In fact, twenty serious human diseases can be prevented through vaccination. Lately, however, rumors that the importance of vaccinations has been exaggerated are causing many people to question whether or not they should immunize their children. The simple answer to this question is yes. Vaccinations protect us and the people around us from harmful diseases, some of which can be fatal. In fact, most schools, camps, and colleges require you to have your immunizations up to date for admission.
The reason this has become a wide debate is due the greatnumber of stake holders that is; parents, doctors, nurses, and the community in general. Mostadvocates say that the decision to vaccinate themselves or their children must ultimatelydepend on them and their judgement. While healthcare officials oppose this on the groundsthat making vaccination mandatory we could protect the children and others from diseasesthat are vaccine preventable. The debate comes down to concept of risk aversion and howrisky vaccines really are. Through my speech I hope to convince you that mandating vaccinesis beneficiary to individuals, the society and the economy.I would now like to elaborate on why I believe vaccines should be made mandatory.An individual who chooses not to take a vaccination affects not only themselves but also thesociety. Herd Immunity, is a concept that implies that each individual is only as immune to adisease as his society or the people he surrounds himself with. This implies, that even oneindividual that opts out of vaccines could harm the overall immunity of the herd.