Why Parents Should Vaccinate Their Children

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As a child, one looks to their parents in admiration and, for the most part, follows what they say. Now, as a parent, they have a great deal of control on their child’s life. If a parent is unhappy with an influence in their child’s life they simply pull them away. However, a parent still must give their child certain needs in order to be seen as fit. For example, a parent needs to be able to feed and clothe them, send them to school, and make sure they receive medical care like vaccinations. However, a trend has emerged where parents choose to not give their children vaccinations. While this trend is not very large or wide spread, it has still shown its face in polls on the Pew Research Center. According to a poll taken on August 15-25, 2014, it states that 38% of adults, ages 18-48, agree that vaccinations should be a choice of the parent. While, this percentage is not that great it still shows that people are debating the subject of choice. To further prove the existence of this trend, the question of whether or
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It is most likely just appearing because of the increase in the amount of vaccines required paired with the little information given to the parents. Also, today it is easier than ever to not vaccinate one’s child and so parents are considering it as an option. Finally, with the increase of technology, many religious persons fear that they would stray from God if they would indulge in them. This becoming an issue because as stated in the article written by Wilhelmina L M Ruijs, in 2012 there were outbreaks of diseases that could have been prevented with vaccines and the ones to blame are the parents that are not vaccinating their kids. If this continues to grow it can also, become a problem in the

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