Pros And Cons For Vaccination

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“According to Shot@Life, a United Nations Foundation partner organization, vaccines save 2.5 million children from preventable diseases every year” (Pg. 4). Although there are a few cons to getting your children vaccinated, the pros outweigh the cons with flying colors. Almost all of the disadvantages, such as vaccines causing autism, ADD, and IBS, have been scientifically proven to have no correlation. All children should be required to have vaccinations to be able to attend public schools or daycares. A vaccine is a substance that is injected into a person’s body to stimulate the production of antibodies and provide immunity against one or several diseases. The substance acts as an antigen without inducing the disease. Vaccines are important so that individuals can have a herd immunity, which means if everyone gets vaccinated the chances of the disease …show more content…
“All 50 states issue medical exemptions, 48 states (excluding Mississippi and West Virginia) permit religious exemptions, and 19 states allow an exemption for philosophical reasons” (procon 9). In North Dakota some schools refuse to enroll students if their immunization records are not up to date. There are three different reasons students may be exempt from immunizations. The first exemption is a medical exemption, which requires a certificate signed by a physician stating that the immunization would endanger the life or well-being of the child. The second exemption is the religious belief exemption, in which a parent can sign a certificate stating that it is against their moral belief to get the immunizations. Last is the exemption stating that if you already had the chicken pox you don’t need to get that immunization. So although there exceptions to the rule, it is still mandatory to get immunizations in the public school system due to the increased risk of one child causing an

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