Immunizations Should Be Vaccination?

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The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimated that around 732,000 American children were spared from death and 322 million childhood illness cases were prevented between the years 1994 and 2014 because of vaccinations. Based on this astonishing statistic alone, immunizations should be mandatory for humans due to the fact that it protects the public, prolongs the human race, and improves the quality of life for those vaccinated.
While protecting the public, vaccines also prevent the transfer of disease and are required to attend public schools. According to Shot Life, a United Nations Foundation partner organization, “Vaccines save 2.5 million children from preventable diseases every year, which equates to roughly 285 children saved every
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Every person is required to be subject to various restraints for the common good. The efforts by Cambridge to stamp out smallpox are substantially related to the protection of public health and safety. Thus, it is constitutional to require people to be vaccinated against certain diseases. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, State laws establish vaccination requirements for school children. At many schools, including private schools and day-care facilities, it is mandatory for students to be vaccinated in order to enroll. All states provide medical exemptions, and some state laws also offer exemptions for religious and/or philosophical reasons. State laws also establish mechanisms for enforcement of school vaccination requirements and exemptions.” Schools do not want to risk the chance of students not obtaining a vaccine, and then infecting other students with a disease that could have been prevented altogether if vaccines had been mandatory. Although people may argue that vaccines are against their religion, this point of view has led to detrimental effects on society. In 2012, David and Collet Stephan refused to take their child, Ezekiel, in for a vaccination to prevent Meningitis. As a result, Ezekiel contracted the disease …show more content…
Extensive research has been done to prove that vaccines protect the public, prolong human life, and safely prevent the transfer of diseases. Not only that, but vaccinations also save individuals time and money, reduce anxiety, and are required to attend public school. If vaccinations were mandatory the overall well-being and health of society would greatly improve. If everyone were vaccinated, including those with religious beliefs against them, then nobody would be at risk for said preventable diseases. Mandatory vaccinations would create a perfect scenario where many of the diseases that people continually worry about would be a non-existent

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