Vaccinations Should Be Mandatory Vaccinations

1495 WordsMar 31, 20176 Pages
The government should mandate vaccinations, and although it would sacrifice the liberty and choice for public health it would keep the well-being and health of everyone much more safe and away from the risk of disease. Most people agree that vaccinations should be mandated because of how being vaccinated keeps people safer in public environments since being vaccinated helps stop diseases from being spread, as proven by science, but people who do not agree with vaccination mandation most of the time will not even look at the signs pointing to the fact that mandating vaccinations could be extremely beneficial. “We simply do not know how to make people who are against vaccinations come around to trust and accept the science behind them"…show more content…
Serious side effects following vaccination, such as severe allergic reaction, are very rare” (vaccines.gov). Parents worry that the very rare serious side effects could possibly affect their children, but in reality all vaccines used get checked thoroughly to prevent these kinds of serious side effects from ever happening. “Vaccines work really well. Of course, no medicine is perfect but most childhood vaccines produce immunity about 90 - 100% of the time” (vaccines.gov). This quote shows that vaccines save children from some diseases because almost all of the time the vaccines help the children create immunity to specific diseases in which the children got the vaccines for. The disease-prevention benefits of receiving vaccinations overpower all of the possible side effects for almost all children. Some babies and children can not receive vaccinations because of their age or allergy restriction, and about 10 to 20 babies die each year because of whooping cough (vaccines.gov) because they were too young to be fully vaccinated. So this raises the importance of vaccinating all of those who are eligible even higher, “it is important that you and your children who are able to get vaccinated are fully immunized” (vaccines.gov). This not only protects individual families from vaccine preventable diseases, but also helps prevent the spread of these diseases to other people’s friends and loved ones, potentially saving their lives.
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