Vaccination Should Be Mandatory For All American Children Essay

860 Words Mar 10th, 2016 4 Pages
After taking time to consider your argument, “Vaccinating Our Kids.” I gathered that you are concerned that too many parents are neglecting their children’s safety by refusing to vaccinate them. You regard that vaccination should be mandatory for all American children. In your own words you said, “These vaccinations will save children’s lives, protect future generations, and save the government and parents’ money.” You then went on and addressed all parts of your argument explaining why vaccines are critical to a child’s well being, society’s well being and the financial well being of parents and the government. Although I understand your concerns, I think there is much more to the debate than the points you mentioned. This missing information includes the fact that vaccines can have serious and fatal side effects, are no longer necessary in the world we live in today, and are costing us money. Like you, I hold firm that the safety and well being of children should come first in all aspects of vaccination. I can understand how vaccinating children can be viewed as the perfect solution to protecting our children from disease but with vaccination comes the possibility of contracting disease. The National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) says that vaccines may be linked to learning disabilities, asthma, autism, diabetes, chronic inflammation, and other disabilities [1] and the CDC also states that all vaccines carry a risk of a life-threatening allergic reaction…

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