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The Ethical Ethics Of Vaccines

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Vaccines has saved many lives the last couple of decades by the support and advancements in vaccinology. The effectiveness of vaccines has expanded, leaving a heavy percentage of people getting vaccinated to help the epidemic of immunity. The sensitive discussion of whether it should be voluntary or involuntary for parents to get children vaccinated is still controversial today. The parents that refuse to get their kids vaccinated has started a vaccine war due to opting out of vaccinations for their children. There are many vaccines provided for children to help prevent various diseases throughout their life. When parents can protest vaccinations, we are setting up the public to be a disease transmitting environment which could contribute to further problems. As of today, there are a variety of vaccinations required of children before attending school, Varicella being one of them. Varicella is a vaccine for the chicken pox which is easily spread among children not vaccinated. When parents withhold their children from vaccines such as Varicella they are at risk for disease exposure, prevent from attending school and spreading the disease. There are a few ethical issues that question if forcing this upon children is acceptable or not. The ethical issues that could be concerned is consent, personal choice and affordability.

The children are too young to understand the benefits of immunization and what a future without it could hold. Anyone at a young age should not have the
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