Vaccines Should Be Mandatory For Children

1371 Words Apr 2nd, 2016 6 Pages
From 1994 to 2014 it was estimated that 732,000 American children were rescued from death by one small act (Vaccines). 322 Million cases of illnesses were prevented, because of a decision made by parents of small children. According to a United Nations Foundation partner organization, vaccines protect 2.5 million children from preventable diseases every year (Vaccines). Large numbers of people don’t know how preventable children’s illnesses and deaths really are. By using vaccines, children have a much smaller risk of getting sick or even potentially dying. The benefits of vaccines clearly outweigh the risks from any perspective (Bailey). Hundreds of thousands of children can be saved each year by receiving their vaccinations according to the US Department of Health and Human Services. By making vaccines mandatory for children, time, money, and lives will be saved, and also future generations will be protected.
One important reason why vaccines should be mandatory for all children is because they have the ability to save lives. The American Academy of Pediatrics declared that most childhood vaccines are 90-99 percent effective in preventing disease (The Benefits). Today, vaccines are the best weapons that we have as human beings against toxic and harmful diseases, according to the US Food and Drug Administration. Some people believe that better cleanliness and sanitation will put a stop to the spreads of diseases, but as long as the germs that cause the disease still…
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