Save A Child From A Life Threatening Disease

1339 Words Nov 11th, 2015 6 Pages
If you had the option to save a child from a life-threatening disease, could you imagine choosing not to do so? Every year thousands of parents choose not to vaccinate their children from diseases like polio, whooping cough, and other life-threatening diseases. One simple decision to not vaccinate a child runs the risk of potentially infecting other children that are too young to receive the vaccination yet. It is because of this potential danger that I am in favor of the mandation of childhood vaccines. Does it really seem right that one parent’s decision can put a whole community of children at risk? Vaccinations save children 's’ lives, protect large groups of children through herd immunity and can eradicate diseases such as smallpox, so why would someone choose not to vaccinate their child?
Paragraph 2- Support 1 Vaccines save lives, it’s a short and sweet statement that most of us know is true. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimated that 732,000 American children were saved from death and 322 million cases of childhood illnesses were prevented between 1994 and 2014 thanks to a vaccine. This data shows that vaccines protect and save the lives of our precious youth, the ones that will one day lead our great country. “Any doctor you go to in this day and age will 100% recommend vaccinating your child because of the life-saving benefits of the vaccines (Fedders).” If the US Government created a mandate that all children must be vaccinated it would gratly…
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