Essay Childhood Vaccinations Should Be Required For All Children

1555 Words Apr 17th, 2015 7 Pages
Jeffrey Kluger, a senior writer at Times Magazine, once claimed, “Vaccines save lives; fear endangers them. It 's a simple message parents need to keep hearing.” The first vaccination was presented in 1796 by Edward Jenner (Fisher). Edward was attempting to remove smallpox from the human population. Since the work of Edward Jenner, more vaccinations have developed. Over time people have begun to question if vaccines are a smart and beneficial tool for curing or treating diseases. Currently vaccines are optional for each person (besides the vaccines required for school) and the government has placed no laws on requiring childhood vaccinations. Hence, early childhood vaccinations should be required for all children. Requirement of vaccines will present improvement of health and eradication of diseases. Vaccines are a safe and smart way of keeping children clear of infectious, harmful diseases.
To start off, vaccines will provide an improvement of health in people receiving and not receiving the vaccinations. The people who choose not to vaccinate are at a higher risk of catching and spreading the disease than those who choose to vaccinate. “Newborns are immune to some infections because they’ve received antibodies from their mothers; however, the immunity begins to fade in the first months of life” (Fisher). People have the assumption that natural immunity, like the milk from breastfeeding, is a better or safer way to protect their child from diseases. When people do not…

Related Documents