Parents don’t want to think that their children might or have the potential for engaging in risky behavior that could put them at risk for contracting sexually transmitted diseases. Allen continues on and argues that the HPV vaccine is as common as the flu and that is the reason why it should be mandatory to get children vaccinated against the virus. Allen states that “the spread of HPV
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.
Five Reasons to Vaccinate Your Children Are you willing to put your children at risk? Vaccinating children has been a hot debate in social media and the news for some time. There are many that oppose vaccinations for reasons such as the chemicals that are the vaccinations, but vaccinating your children is the safest and most effective way to prevent children from life threatening diseases. 1. Vaccinations can save a child's life Dr. Heidi Renner a primary care physician at Loyola University Health System says, “Though no one likes to get shots, vaccines are an integral part of keeping kids and our community safe.
Although the movie credited antineoplastons as the “most important discovery in cancer treatment – ever” (Burzynski), clinical evidence as well as dangerous results do not support this biased claim. Upon further research, the antineoplaston treatment did not follow proper protocol for the clinical trials, and the treatment was found to be dangerous in some cases. Because of these omissions, the documentary manipulates the viewer into believing its embellished claims. The real travesty is that Dr. Burzynski was selling false hope in a medicine bottle, and desperate families were willing to blindly take the treatment instead of seeking protection from the
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. Vaccines are able to prevent disease in a single child, but their usefulness to society lies in their ability to prevent outbreaks. Vaccines prevent disease through the concept of herd immunity. Herd immunity is the idea that a disease will have a harder time spreading if the majority of the population is unable to contract it (Martinez). For example, if more than 90 percent of people are vaccinated against measles, an outbreak is unlikely to happen even if a person in the community is infected (Oster).
One of the previously mentioned arguments for anti-vaccers was the argument that the vaccine would cause teenagers to act more immorally. This is proven to be false when Dr. Saslow, the lead author of the cancer society’s, updated guidelines and firmly states that there is “no direct connection between the vaccine and sexual activity and no reason to suggest one.” Brody’s mention of the famous doctor effectively persuades the reader to see the truth behind the research. The mention of parents being concerned about the effects these vaccines is considered a rhetorical cannon of relationship. The supposed relationship between the vaccine and physical consequences encountered after being vaccinated is a the main elements behind the anti-vaccers argument. Previously mentioned, there are plenty of stories on the internet alleging that the medical problems their child is now facing is a direct result of the HPV vaccine.
News Flash! Recent outbreaks of what the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) call vaccine-preventable diseases demonstrate the effects of the anti-vaccination movement. “Antivaxxers” as they’ve come to be called, as noticed on this author's Facebook page, are a population of parents who make a conscious decision not to vaccinate their children. The goal of this paper is to shed some light on the Antivaxxers, their arguments for choosing not to vaccinate their children, and research that proves the Antivaxxers’ theories are wrong. After all, vaccines aren’t something to be concerned about, they are proven to be effective.
If you look at the ddecline in rates of death from diseases before vaccines compared to diseases being prevented from immunizations now, it would be absurd not to take the 30 seconds it takes to receive the vaccines that prevent those diseases. Right now, vaccine-preventable diseases are at the lowest that they have ever been. With these proven facts, yet we still have some of the population that refuses vaccines. Not for religious or medical purposes, but just because they refuse to get vaccinated for personal preferences. Not only does these choices affect them, but their own children as well.
The reason they are doing this is obvious, to protect the health of patients and coworkers. These hospitals offer mask and waivers for those who do not want to get vaccinated for health or religious regions. These hospitals do not believe that making vaccinations 100% necessary because the vaccination is not 100% effective. They encourage employees but do not force, which allows them to keep their personal freedom. “.
I will go into more details on why or why not we should be required to have vaccinations. First, I am going to talk about the reasons that vaccinations in America should be required. The vaccinations are not just for the individual themselves. They are for the entire community because it prevents a mass disease to spread throughout the house, community, country, or even world. If you get a vaccination, there is less of a chance to spreading it onto other people.