Joseph Mercola in his article “Vaccine Exemptions Must Be Protected” provides data about the nature of vaccinations as well as current outbreak evidence to support his claim that vaccine exemptions should be allowed. He argues that the immunity provided by vaccinations is “inferior immunity” (Mercola 6) in comparison to naturally acquired immunity-antibodies to a disease produced by the body after contracting a disease. If one ignores the false assumptions about the immune system Mercola’s argument appears sound because of all the statistics of “failing” vaccinations. However, Mercola relies on hasty generalization, the fallacy of reaching a hasty conclusion without evaluating all the evidence, to conclude that vaccines are failing.
According to the most recent statistics, 1 in every 20 kindergarten students have not had the proper vaccinations required of school age children (PBS). All 50 states prohibit students who lack proper vaccinations from attending public, and many private, schools (CDC). However, exemptions to this rule are made if the vaccination requirement conflicts with the religious beliefs (effective in all 50 states) or philosophical beliefs (effective in 19 states) of the parents of these children (CDC). The number of parents with “philosophical beliefs” against vaccinations has increased dramatically over the past century. These beliefs however are based solely upon the influences of rumors from the media and not from the scientific or medical community. Parents are afraid to vaccinate their children due to falsified beliefs that vaccinations cause other health problems, contain life-threatening ingredients, and are unnecessary in today’s society.
As a child, one of my greatest fears was needles. As such, one can assume flu season, and the vaccines that came with it, was the worst time for year for me. I never understood why I had to get vaccines. However, looking back now, I’ve come to the conclusion that as much as they hurt, vaccines were the way to go. One of the most divisive topics in Canada today is whether or not child immunization should be made mandatory across the country. Currently, there is no federal law that mandates vaccinations for children. Yet three provinces, New Brunswick, Ontario and Manitoba, have some form of regulation that require proof of immunization regarding some vaccines before a child can attend school. The idea of compulsory vaccinations is greatly debated,
Immunization and mandatory vaccines within Canada has evoked a polarizing response in recent years. The ethical debate of mandatory immunization in schools is an argument that affects all individuals in Canada and creates a lot of tension due to the health concerns It argues, especially in children. Immunization requirements have been recently been updated in Canada for those who are sending their children to public schools. For children born in 2010 and later it is now required that they receive two doses of varicella for chicken pox in order to attend school under the Immunization of School Pupils Act. Ontario’s Immunization of School Pupils Act (ISPA) requires that children and adolescents attending primary’s or secondary school be appropriately immunized against designated diseases,
Vaccinations were once part of every childhood in America, helping to drastically reduce our risk of acquiring diseases like diphtheria, measles, polio and whooping cough, though organizations like the Vaccine Resistance Movement are working hard to change this reality.
Information presented should address health care workers issues concerning vaccine safety and effectiveness. Supporting statistical data should validate the decision. There should be widespread discussions about the reasons for the policy. Allowances should be made for those nurses who have a legitimate reason for not taking it. Legitimate reasons could include but not limited to medical and religious reasons. To prevent the possibility of causing Guillain-Barre syndrome only egg free vaccine should be used. Another option would be to establish that a worker is not allergic to egg before receiving the flu vaccine. Review of the policy for effectiveness in preventing the flu and the impact on health care workers should be carried after a specified time
Examining previous Supreme Court rulings on rights verses vaccinations is one way to justify a new mandatory vaccination policy. However, the legislative branches of government must also agree, thus a cost benefit analysis is necessary to validate a mandatory vaccination.
Unlike many provinces in Canada, Alberta does not have a mandatory vaccination program for children. A mandatory vaccination program is needed in Alberta as it would not only reduce the number of infections caused by various diseases, but it would also force parents to vaccinate their children, keeping their children and the people around their children safe from infection. A chief of medical disease states that, “several studies showed that states or districts that allow philosophical exemptions to mandated vaccines have higher rates of vaccine preventable diseases” (qtd. in Offit). Therefore, if parents are forced to vaccinate their children it would ensure that their children are kept safe from diseases and would also lower the overall rate of infection by diseases in Alberta. If a mandatory vaccination program was initiated in Alberta it would also crush many controversies and myths that have circulated in the media and the public. This is because if parents were forced to vaccinate their children then they would witness firsthand how none of these myths are caused by vaccines. Some of these myths include: Vaccines cause autism, multiple vaccines can increase the risk of harmful side effects, and vaccinations can cause infant death syndrome (“What Are Some Myths”). Furthermore, Studies have shown that vaccines decrease mortality and infection rates among the general population and also have shown that vaccines are more effective at preventing mortality if vaccines are
Vaccinations are substances that give patients who acquire it immunity to certain diseases such as Hepatitis, Small poxes and influenza, also known as the flu. Before it was alleged that patient are protected when they are in use of the vaccination. Many Healthcare workers nevertheless, refuse to take the vaccine due to their beliefs that vaccines aren’t necessary .this continues to be a serious problem as many workers often refuse to get vaccinated and have even lose or quit their jobs because of their refusal to take the vaccine. Now this brings us to the question, should healthcare workers be mandated to take vaccinations?
A comprehensive vaccination program is essential for maintaining tho optimal health and welfare of valuable EDDs. New diseases threats appear from time to time and new vaccines come onto the market at regular intervals. Close veterinary management of the EDD vaccination program ensures it is up-to-date and as effective as possible. At the time of writing, the following canine diseases are controlled by the RAE EDD vaccination
In my opinion this is a good documentary because it provides information from both sides the pro and the con. I think vaccination should be mandatory. I have an autistic son. Do I think vaccinations have a role play in his diagnosis? No. Actually, it has always been in the back of my mind and when my son has had doctor appointments I had mentioned it: When I was pregnant, I went to Mexico and there was a girl with chickenpox where I stayed at. Once we knew she had chicken pox, we stayed away from her. However, we do not know if by then there was some damage done. I always knew something was wrong with my son. Since he was a little baby. I brought that up to the pediatrician and when I heard that boys are lazier than girls, I switched pediatricians
In many ways, vaccinations are among the great success stories of modern medicine. The literature indicates the importance of promoting a culture of annual vaccination on a routine basis to protect patients and healthcare professionals from morbidity and mortality. The data provided can be used to educate healthcare workers and improve the health outcomes of their employees and patients. According to the research, the figures may help administrators of health facilities incorporate policies to raise the proportion of their staff to comply with the influenza immunization (Shahar et al., 2016). Future protocols and intervention programs should be constructed and advertise the success among those who received the vaccination yearly. Compliance
Vaccinations are one of the most successful medical advancements in health. Defined by the CDC, vaccine is “a product that stimulates a person’s immune system to produce immunity to a specific disease, protecting the person from that disease”. Vaccinations have successfully saved 5 million life years by controlling diseases such as poliomyelitis, measles, and tetanus. Thus, it is surprising to realize that mandating such an effective technology can cause so much controversy. This paper will examine the controversies around vaccine mandates and discuss approaches to understand the resistance against vaccinations.
HealthCare is most often a system put in place by the Government to provide affordable medical assistance to those that need it. Providing Free HealthCare to all has a substantial amount of pros , it allows people to receive vaccines, medical attention, and emergency assistance, without being at the mercy of their own wealth.
Measles. Polio. Smallpox. The flu. Imagine the world when vaccines were yet to be created. There was a time when people lived in fear of dreadful diseases. Thanks to the introduction of vaccines, many of those devastating diseases have been nearly or completely wiped out. Despite these results, for some people, the question remains: should we vaccinate? Today, I will be discussing the development of the first vaccine, global benefits, and the anti-vaccine movement.