Ethical Issues For Vaccinations

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Vaccinations are preparation of killed microorganisms, living attenuated organisms, or living fully virulent organisms that is administered to produce or artificially increase immunity to a particular disease. Vaccinations have been building the immunity of one’s health and giving an advantage over those whom are not immunized. Lately, there has been a large controversy over whether having a child vaccinated does have its benefits for the child and the parent. Parents of children in the United States are beginning to not see the need to immunize children, which puts children at high risk of attracting contagious diseases. Vaccinations have been done for many years and have benefited billions, giving immunity to diseases such as rubella, diphtheria, …show more content…
Children are no longer man dated to get the smallpox vaccine, because the disease no longer exists. Immunizations save children 's lives by protecting them from dangerous diseases that can affect them harshly later in life. The disease 's that can be attracted without vaccinations can possibly cause permeant damage to one’s health. An ethical appeal would be that parents that do not want to vaccinate their child are not only putting their child 's health at risk, but their child’s life as well. There have been many controversies over the immunization safety, which is threating the public’s health. “Whether vaccination is voluntary or compulsory, each option faces complex ethical challenges because humans depend on each other in infectious diseases matter”. Once parents stop immunizing their children diseases will be on the rise. Putting not only children’s health in jeopardy, but adults lives as well. An emotional appeal to vaccinating children would be the unconditional love every parent has for their child. When they are sick, parents tend to do everything in their power for their child to feel better as soon as possible. Immunizations save parents the worry of their children receiving any infectious diseases that may harm them. Children with vaccinations are more likely to live a healthier life with minimal sickness. With minimal sickness means less worry …show more content…
It is understandable for parents to believe this since vaccinations do induce a small dosage of the illness, so the child can build an immunity to the virus, which can back fire and make the patient mildly sick for some time. Although, this does not happen to all the individual that receive the vaccination it simply depends on how one’s body reacts to the vaccine. There is a slim to none chance that the child can actually receive all the symptoms of the illness simply from the vaccine. Also, vaccines still given out cover some diseases that have not been seen in cases for years. Therefore, parents feel there is no need to vaccinate, since there have been no reported cases of these diseases for a while. Even though these diseases have not been seen in the United States for years they are still alive and dangerous in other countries. If the child ever decides to travel out of country, there is the risk of being surrounded by infectious disease with no immunity to them. Another reason some parents perceive vaccinations as frown upon is, because in some culture and religion they do not consider immunizations natural. They believe it alters the natural way the body reacts to illness, which some religions prefer the immunity to be built up naturally with its own antibodies. Though taking that route is risky, being that the child can

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