Mandatory Vaccination Essay

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According to the Centers for Disease Control, 98.3% of the population of children entering kindergarten in America are vaccinated (CDC.gov, 2015). On the other hand, individual state exemption levels are anywhere from .1 percent in Mississippi all the way up to 6.5 percent in Idaho. The trouble with this information is that in order for vaccinations to be successful and to wipe out diseases, everyone needs to be vaccinated. Having mandatory vaccinations for children entering school will help to maintain a higher level of compliance and allow us to eliminate these diseases from being a threat to children and adults. Research suggests that mandatory vaccinations in public schools should be implemented nationwide because vaccinations are proven …show more content…
When a germ enters a body, the immune system recognizes this entity as not being a part of the body, an intruder. The human body then creates proteins called antibodies to destroy these germs. An interesting note to this situation is that bodies will also remember that intruder and easily dispatch antibodies to destroy it quicker in the future. This phenomenon is called immunity.

The problem with immune systems is that the first time it is attacked by a foreign entity, it cannot produce enough of these antibodies to defend itself quick enough to keep from getting sick. Eventually human bodies usually recover and fight off the infection and if it survives that initial attack, it will become immune to that particular disease. A person needs to become infected before that person can become immune.

This problem is solved with vaccinations. Vaccines are made by using weakened or dead versions of the very same germs that cause the diseases (The Value of Vaccines in Disease Prevention, 2015). These weakened or dead versions are not powerful enough to cause sickness, but expose immune systems to the disease, allowing it to create the antibodies to fight off infection and to remember the disease and make the human body immune. No medicine is perfect, but vaccines produce immunities about 90% to 100% of the time (The Value of Vaccines in Disease Prevention, 2015). There are even several
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Even as a developing country, Malaysia knows that in order to obtain their goal of being a developed country by 2020, they need a healthy, disease free population. Vaccinations are given to infants before entering school, and while in school receive boosters at ages 7 and then again at age 15. These vaccinations are given by medical teams composed of a medical officer, a public health nurse, two community nurses, a nurse aid and a driver. Each team can treat 3000-4000

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