Vaccines Should Be Mandatory

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Throughout time, vaccines have successfully saved millions of children. From 1994 to 2014 alone, 322 million cases of childhood illnesses were prevented by vaccines (vaccines.procon.org). Many believe that with vaccinations, the population and future generations are protected from the past diseases that can potentially wipe out thousands. Over time, vaccines have been required to enter many public schools, and in recent events have become mandatory to enter California Universities starting in 2017. It should become a requirement, not an option, for all children to be vaccinated. Diseases such as the mumps and polio have been successfully removed from the United States because of vaccines. According to Shot@Life, a United Nations Foundation Partner Organization, vaccines save 2.5 million children from diseases every year, which averages out to about 285 children saved every hour (vaccines.procon.org). Studies have shown that in different vaccines, ingredients such as formaldehyde and aluminum are used in non-threatening or harmful amounts. For example, a child would consume a larger amount of aluminum in their mother’s breast milk as opposed to receiving it in a vaccination. The FDA (Federal Department of Agriculture) requires up to ten or more years of extensive testing for every single vaccine given in the United States before they are licensed. They are …show more content…
If these vaccines were not necessary, it would not be mandatory for children to be vaccinated for these diseases before entering public schools. With new individuals arriving from different countries all over the world, it is necessary to ensure the safety of our current and future population. It should be made mandatory for every child born to be vaccinated from diseases, no matter where they may be. It also ensures the longevity of life and less risk of costly hospital bills or death. Now, would you vaccinate your

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