Pros And Cons Of Vaccinating Children

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Vaccination Debate

There are more than 10 million vaccines per year given to children less than 1 year old, usually between 2 and 6 months of age. The definition of a vaccine is, any preparation used as a preventive inoculation to confer immunity against a specific disease, usually employing an innocuous form of the disease agent, as killed or weakened bacteria or viruses, to stimulate antibody production (Dictionary). Meaning the act of using a kind preventive measures to fight against any sort of disease. There has been a major debate on whether or not parents should vaccinate their children. The number of vaccination given to young children under the age of ten are dropping due to an increase in distrust in the vaccination and the companies that create them; although their complaints may be valid, it has put millions of people, mostly young children, in danger. The war on vaccinations has been relevant for many years. With the decrease in cases of diseases including, Polio, Hepatitis B, Measles, Neonatal tetanus, and Tuberculosis there has also been a decrease in the number of
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There has been a big debate on who should be the one in charge of children’s vaccination records (Touchy Subject). The government feels that it would be in the best interest if the government had the control over the records. They feel that it would be easier to keep track of the child who are not vaccinated. With the records they will be able to keep the non-vaccinated children safer, because if and when a breakout happens the government will have the names of the child who are not protected (Touchy Subject). Many different laws failed when trying to make it more difficult for people to opt out of getting vaccinations. Many states want to make it harder for people to deny vaccinations and they are trying to create laws which make getting vaccinations for certain diseases mandatory (Touchy

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