Vaccines Should Be A Requirement For Public School Systems For The Safety Of Everyone

1443 Words Jul 24th, 2016 null Page
Vaccines are necessary for both the prevention and elimination of disease both in the community and worldwide. Parents make decisions every day to keep their children safe and healthy. From choosing the right car seat to selecting the right diet, parents consult experts, family, and friends to make the right decisions for their child. The choice to immunize is no different. The disease-prevention benefits of vaccinating are much greater than the risks and possible side effects for almost all children. Immunizations have a long history, are safe and effective, keep the person inoculated and community safe, and save families time and money. Therefore, vaccines should continue to be a requirement for public school systems for the safety of everyone.
Parents chose not to vaccinate their children from the spread of misinformation and junk science. Fear-mongering myths that are designed to frighten misinformed parents lead to under inoculation. Two major arguments of the anti-vaccination movement are that vaccines cause autism and contain unsafe ingredients. However, immunizations have a long history, are safe and effective, keep the person inoculated and community safe, and save families time and money.
“Before vaccinations, more than 175,000 Americans each year contracted diphtheria (a deadly respiratory infection), 500,000 got measles, and more than 15,000 got polio. Diphtheria, measles, and pertussis (whooping cough) together killed about 20,000 people annually.” (Howard)…

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