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The Pros And Cons Of Unvaccinated Children

Since the turn of the century, efforts have been made to develop immunizations and vaccines. Which has been met with controversy over their ethics, effectiveness, morality and safety? Health care workers, teachers, parents and children all have an important stake in this issue across the United States. Currently, health care professionals have given parents the choice between vaccinating children or not. Now, health care officials may oppose that view based on the grounds that children will be exposed to vaccine-preventable diseases if not vaccinated. Since this is a risk that parents are willing to take, yet others are against then there is an obvious debate at hand. Which is why I’m in agreement for vaccinations being mandatory. So,…show more content…
If unvaccinated children have no contact with unvaccinated kids, does it matter? Is allowing unvaccinated children the opportunity to attend the same educational institutions with children that have been vaccinated acceptable? Or is this considered objecting to it being discriminatory to refuse children their education? It is important to unify certain rules related to vaccinations requirements. The issue is directly impacted on the quality and duration of life of every citizen, where exposing anybody to an unjustified risk could be preventable. Vaccination has an incredibly long history. Modern vaccine history began in the late 18th century with the discovery of smallpox immunization by Edward Jenner. (Hsu,…show more content…
This genuine concern can go several directions. Some parents are convinced that the inventions of vaccines were made to prevent human-to-human transmitted diseases that can cause serious long-term health complications. While other parents believe that it is the vaccines that pose a greater risk to their child’s health. The truth is that the introduction of a vaccine has, in many cases, led to a very large decrease in the incidence of the targeted disease--such as the 96% decrease in the incidence of polio that occurred within 7 years of the introduction of the Salk and Sabin polio vaccines. Vaccines have changed our way of life, in many areas of the world. Diseases such as polio, measles and rubella are no longer a threat, and the eradication of smallpox alone has saved hundreds of millions of lives. (Nature Reviews Microbiology,

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