Why Vaccination Should Not Be Mandatory

To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate: Over many years vaccines have prevented countless cases of diseases and saved millions of lives but what about the health to an individual’s body? Some people feel that vaccinations are perfectly safe, while others feel that they pose health risks. There are several reasons as to why people choose to vaccinate or not and it’s mainly because of the fact that they either prevent and/ or treat a disease after it occurs. “The debate over whether to choose to vaccinate or not should be a right, whether exemptions from vaccinations should be allowed, and whether vaccinations of healthcare workers should be mandatory and as well as vaccinations to adolescence” (Espejo 20). Overall there are a wide range of opinions …show more content…
They have somewhat enhanced the quality of life for an individual as well as eliminated a huge burden of suffering and disability, and contributed to the length of life. “Small pox, measles, and diphtheria, polio: vaccines have diminished their power, and in some cases, eradicated these dreaded diseases” (Boom 35). One of the main reasons vaccinations should be mandatory is because of adolescence, young children, and babies. The vaccinations may be able to save a child’s life because a child’s immune system is not as strong as an adult.
Vaccinations are said to also be proven safe and effective. In Should Vaccinations Be Mandatory? By Roman Espejo, he stated that polio is a great example of the impact that vaccines had in the United States and that polio was once America’s most- feared disease that caused death and paralysis across the country but thankfully, there has been no reports of polio which is most seen in children because of its close to extinction.
Another reason why vaccinations should be mandatory is because they save a family time and money. A child or anyone for that matter can be denied attendance at school or work facilities. “Some of these vaccine- preventable diseases can result in prolonged disabilities and can take a financial toll because of the lost time at work, medical bills or long- term disability care” (Prothero
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Immunizations have diminished the power of certain diseases and also eradicated others. They overall decrease outbreaks and epidemics with preventable diseases and to most do not cause any harmful reactions or side effects after taking it. The vaccinations that are mandatory should just be tested thoroughly to make sure that there are no outbreaks or negative effects that can cause harm to an individual and in this case they are 99.9% accurate to help people instead of cause harm or make individuals fear an immunization because of the uncertainty of an

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