Vaccinations for Young Children

776 WordsJun 25, 20184 Pages
Throughout history people have seen many public health innovations. Numerous advancements were made between 2001 and 2010. These advancements include “tobacco control, motor vehicle safety, public health preparedness and response, and occupational safety.” (Ten Great Public Health Achievements --- United States, 2001—2010) One of the most important innovations was vaccine preventable diseases. Many people believe that it is right for the government to necessitate children to be vaccinated. Others think it is wrong and that the parents should decide what is best for their children’s health. It is beneficial for the United States government to require young children in the United States to get vaccinations including hepatitis A and B,…show more content…
Know the Risks and Failures.) But there are symptoms that a parent should watch for and identify to help the child. Also, the chance of a young person actually “having a severe reaction is one in a million.” (Why Vaccinate.) “93.4% of parents will or already have fully vaccinated their children.” (Why Vaccinate.) “Most health insurance plans cover the cost of vaccines.” (How to Pay.) Though if a person does not have health insurance “The Vaccines For Children (VFC) program is a federally funded program that provides vaccines at no cost to children who might not otherwise be vaccinated because of inability to pay.” (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.) “According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every $1 spent on vaccination saves the public $6.30 in medical costs that would result from having to treat unvaccinated diseased individuals.” (ProCon.org.) “Vaccines are promoted primarily to generate profits for manufacturers and financial donations for medical organizations that endorse vaccines.” (ProCon.org.) In America, people have the right to practice any religion. Sometimes there are religious beliefs that interfere with what the government wants people to do. If parents do not want their children to have shots because it is against their religion or philosophical reason, there are many states in the U.S. that excuse them from having to get their children vaccinated. “All 50 states issue medical exemptions, 48 states
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