Should Vaccinations Be Required For Children? Essay

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It is hard to imagine that one needs to be immune to most harmful diseases before beginning school in the U.S., and even more so for a child, but the reality. A child before beginning school must have: polio, measles, rubella, smallpox, and whooping cough vaccinations, which those and others are mandatory for a child to have before entering a public school in a majority of the states (“Should any vaccinations be required for children?”). Thus, it is clear that vaccinations are important for a child’s health and that of society as a whole. The California Legislator, for example, on March 31, 2016 “responded smartly to a measles outbreak last year by adopting a law that will ban ‘personal belief’ vaccination exemptions for students starting in July” (The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board). It is within do time that similar actions would be taken by other states who find the actions to hold some advantage. The article continues by stating, “ Gov. Jerry Brown and most state lawmakers held firm, knowing the importance of having nearly everyone vaccinated to maintain ‘herd immunity’ to infectious diseases” (The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board). Hence, soon the opinion of the guardian to not vaccinate their children will be terminated and any belief of why one should not vaccinate the children omitted. The action of making vaccinations mandatory by issuing an ordinance and oppressing the beliefs of the people in any conflicting way is something that is immoral and
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