Essay on Vaccinations For Children Of Public Schools

1760 Words Dec 4th, 2015 null Page
No Shots No School
In 1998 a medical journal suggested a link between vaccines and autism, which started a radical movement between not vaccinating and vaccinating students (Healy). Ultimately, when a child is brought into this world a parent has a massive decision on whether to vaccinate or not. In some schools, students have been prohibited due to the possibility that they could expose those that are vaccinated. However, a group of parents has become fearful that their child can become ill due to vaccinations. Subsequently how should schools handle protecting vaccinated students vs. those who are against all forms of vaccinations? Because there is no specific link to Autism or other harmful effects and the benefits of vaccinations are supported, schools should require immunizations by law.
Presently, no mandatory federal vaccination law exists; all fifty states require vaccinations for children entering public schools. The leading source by educators on unbiased information states, “All 50 states allow medical exemptions, 48 states allow religious exemptions, and 19 states allow philosophical exemptions” (ProCon). Philosophical exemptions are strictly a parent’s belief on vaccinations. The Governor of California recently passed a bill that does not tolerate religious and philosophical exemptions, "The science is clear that vaccines dramatically protect children against a number of infectious and dangerous diseases," Brown said in a statement. "While it 's true that no…

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