Vaccines Should be Mandatory in order to Attend School Standard Number: 6.4.B Protecting a child’s health is very important to parents! That is why they should vaccinate them as young children. All children should be required to have vaccinations in order to start school in every state. Each year, about 85% of the world’s youth receive vaccines that protect them against several diseases such as tuberculosis, pneumococcus, and many more. Even with great success and improvements with vaccinations,
Since the beginning of time, people have been fighting many different kinds of diseases and viruses. Vaccines were created in the early 1800s to prevent these diseases and viruses. As a result of vaccines, twelve deadly diseases have been averted and the world no longer has to worry about the smallpox virus. Vaccines protect us before we can even get sick. A vaccine pre-arms the immune system by sending in weakened or dead version of a germ, just enough to be recognized by the white blood cells.
“Why should I get vaccinated? It is just a waste of time and money. I never got vaccinated before and never will.” That’s what one of my colleagues said when he was asked to get vaccinated during the outbreak of SARS, severe acute respiratory syndrome, few years ago in Mongolia. Then, I had reasoned him that disease comes all of a sudden and it is more serious than he thinks. As reported on CDC, Centers for Disease Control, 40 percent of all American parents were refusing one or more vaccines for
“Vaccines prevent an estimated 2.5 million deaths among children younger than age 5 every year, [however;] 1 child dies every 20 seconds from a disease that could have been prevented by a vaccine” (Global Health Security: Immunization). Having this preventative practice have been extremely beneficial and vital to the well-being of the human race. Few have disagreed mandating vaccines, however; the benefits outweigh the setbacks from not being vaccinated. Therefore, vaccinations should be mandatory
smallpox, and even though there is a vaccine, thousands will still die just because it wasn’t mandatory to receive the vaccine. Vaccines have been used throughout history. The CDC, or the center for disease control, recommend getting different vaccines for children under 6. Some vaccines have almost completely eradicated the disease, like polio or smallpox. Vaccines have been used throughout American history. George Washington used the basic principle of vaccines to help build his soldiers immunity
Vaccines has become a big part of society and have been developing over the years, and with that development comes doubt. Over the years more and more people have been fighting vaccines. So some questions that come up while researching vaccines are how vaccines are different from personal health decisions, who should be allowed to make decisions about vaccines also should parents be allowed to refuse them and what information do you need to know about a mandatory vaccine before making an decision
Josie Caskey Honors Rhetoric Dr. Margaret Murray 20 April 2015 Should HPV Vaccines Be Mandatory? The debate over the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines represents two very controversial topics in healthcare in America, mandatory vaccination and teenage sexuality. Currently the two approved vaccines, Gardasil and Ceravix, are designed to protect against the sexually transmitted virus HPV. Because these vaccines have their greatest benefit when given before a person becomes sexually active, the
small act (Vaccines). 322 Million cases of illnesses were prevented, because of a decision made by parents of small children. According to a United Nations Foundation partner organization, vaccines protect 2.5 million children from preventable diseases every year (Vaccines). Large numbers of people don’t know how preventable children’s illnesses and deaths really are. By using vaccines, children have a much smaller risk of getting sick or even potentially dying. The benefits of vaccines clearly outweigh
today, should all vaccines be made mandatory? While this may prove to be a controversial subject, all vaccines should absolutely be made mandatory. Vaccinations; what are they and why do people choose to receive them or reject them? Vaccines are the answer to combat the outbreak of infectious diseases that affect not only people, but animals as well (cdc.gov). There are many questions asked by new parents or pet
paychecks and $300 to $4,000 in medical expenses, medicine, hospitalization, and time away from work. Child vaccinations should be mandatory before they attend school. Vaccinations should be required, because they save about 285 children every hour and 2,500,000 every year, decrease death by measles by 74%, and are “one of the safest medical products available.” (ProCon.org) Vaccines are a life-saving medical product to prevent diseases like smallpox, rubella, diphtheria, polio, and whooping cough.