Vaccinations Should Be Mandatory For A Child Essay

1158 Words Nov 17th, 2015 5 Pages
Vaccination is a barbarous practice, and it is one of the most fatal of all the delusions current in our time, not to be found even among the so-called savage races of the world… Those who are conscientious objectors to vaccination should, of course, have the courage to face all penalties or persecutions to which they may be subjected by law, and stand alone, if need be, against the whole world, in defence of their conviction.” –Mahatma Gandhi (106…110).
Saving Our Young Since the development of vaccines, many wonderful outcomes have occurred, such as, the almost complete wipeout of the polio disease. However, vaccines are not quite as great of a thing as governments and medical officials have made them out to be; they can, and will, create more harm than good. In the United States, all fifty states have a list of vaccines that are mandatory for a child to attend school. Many parents do not know the harmful effects that vaccines can have on their children. Although many parents believe vaccinations are beneficial to their children’s health, vaccinating children can cause Autism, can lead to a weakened immune and overall body system in children, and can be a major financial burden to families across the nation.
The modern vaccines are developments of the ‘original vaccine’ that was “discovered…as a means of preventing smallpox.” (Davis). Edward Jenner made the discovery of vaccines in 1769 when “[He] made two cuts on the arm of James Phipps…, and inserted the matter from…

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