Anti Vaccination Movement And Its Effects On Children 's Well Being

1404 Words Oct 19th, 2016 6 Pages
Over the last few decades vaccinating children has been up for debate. Vaccinations have been in use for over 150 years for potentially dangerous diseases, but there has always been protest to governments making them mandatory. Modern believers in the anti-vaccination movement have used case studies to “prove” their thesis that there are negative effects of vaccinations on children 's well-being. Consequently, an increasing amount of research has become public to prove there are no negative effects of vaccines on a child 's body or health. Government mandated vaccinations have shown a positive trend, parallel with the increase in scientific evidence and proof of the effectiveness and the lack of side effects of vaccines. Thus, the leading argument against vaccines has turned to dispute whether the government should be able to control what families put into children 's bodies. This leads to many in support of vaccines to emphasize the word mandatory in the written law, and make vaccines mandatory for dangerous infectious diseases. Therefore, it makes those who refuse to vaccinate their children, the leading cause of an infectious disease to spread–rather than lack of a cure, there is a small but critical lack of public care for the importance of vaccinations.
The question of vaccinations has been up for debate ever since vaccinating infants and young children began. When smallpox struck England by surprise, scientists went in search for a cure. The answer was a vaccine;…

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