The Benefits And Drawbacks Of Total Immunization

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Auditing The Benefits And Drawbacks of Total Immunization
On April 16, 1850, many people were relieved to know that the polio vaccination became required in all US schools. At this time, doctors and medical researchers did not think that now requiring one vaccine would create such a ripple affect, as well as so much controversy. Now, in the twentyfirst century, vaccinations are one of the medical fields strongest defenders of health and have created the ability for the body to become immune to viruses and diseases that have been known to kill hundreds of thousands of diseases such as polio, smallpox, hepatitis, H1N1, the flu, and many more. Now that vaccines have become such a crucial part of the research process for physicians, this has
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So as of right now, there are no definitive vaccinations that are nationwide for citizens. While all states and the District of Columbia allow exemptions from the requirements for medical reasons, 19 states allow exemptions based on parents’ personal beliefs. Several recent outbreaks of measles, pertussis, and varicella
(chickenpox) have been traced to groups of unvaccinated children in states that allow
‘personal belief’ exceptions and homeschooling exceptions. On February 4, 1991, U.S
Congress passed a bill allowing all homeschooled students the opportunity to fill out a form exempting them from any required vaccinations for students in their state. By allowing a sectioned group of students have the ability to refuse any vaccination stirs up the point of arbitrary. The point of vaccinations is so that diseases can be prevented and also the prevention of spreading if they still infect persons. By exempting a specific group of individuals from vaccinations due to not physically attending school does not protect the people they encounter on any other occasion when leaving their homes, such as food shopping, church, family functions, etc.
Now, the ability to exercise free will is currently in this point in time not a question. With that freedom, there comes a cost of how ones actions can affect an others.
Linda E. LeFever, a lawyer in New York City conferred her opinion on vaccination. To
LeFever, “vaccination shouldn’t even be a
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