The United States Should Be Vaccinated Against Disease

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I believe that all children in the United States should be vaccinated against disease. There is a large argument in today society involving childhood vaccinations. The argument is whether children should be forced to have mandatory vaccines, or if parents should be allowed to refuse these vaccines. One of the main reasons that parents are skeptical of vaccines, is because there have been more recorded cases of children experiencing serious side effects after receiving the vaccines. Now with more and more cases of vaccinated diseases popping up all over the country, the issue is becoming serious. According to the CDC, more than 20 percent of children in America are not vaccinated against disease. This poses a serious issue for the…show more content…
Parents have the power to solve the issue but still choose not to. Even if a parent wanted to vaccinate his or her child, it could still become sick because a child that was old enough to receive their vaccinations wasn’t vaccinated. People also argue that the ingredients in vaccines are harmful and toxic. There are toxic ingredients in vaccines, but they are harmless in the amount that is given to the child. In fact, children receive more aluminum from breast milk then they do vaccines. Finally, vaccines save the government copious amounts of money in societal cost. Between 1994 and 2014 the government was estimated to save around 1.38 trillion dollars in societal cost including savings from preventing lost productivity due to disability and early death. Similarly, the Unites States saves about 27 dollars for every one dollar invested in the DTaP (Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Whooping cough) vaccinations. In contrast, many parents state that it should be their choice whether their children are vaccinated or not. One of the biggest contributing theories about vaccines is that they cause serious side effects. These side effects include anaphylaxis and intussusceptions, a type of bowel blockage. These side effects are extremely rare. The only happen in around one per million children that receive vaccines, and according to Sanjay Gupta, Chief Medical Correspondent for CNN, “you are 100 times more likely to be struck by lightning than to have a serious allergic

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