There is a war going on against parents that refuse to vaccinate their children. It is coming from the government that makes and enforces laws requiring parents to vaccinate their children, hostile parents of vaccinated children, and doctors that refuse to see unvaccinated children. They are concerned about the potential health risk unvaccinated children pose to the public. These parents aren’t lunatics but are concerned parents that are trying to make the best choice for their children. In fact, these parents aren’t fighting alone; a number of pediatricians and medical experts are apart of this crusade and have taken the lead. They will tell you there is an agenda, “Vaccine manufacturers, health officials, medical doctors, lead authors of important studies, editors of major medical journals, hospital personnel, and even coroners, cooperate to minimize vaccine failings, exaggerate benefits, and avert any negative publicity that might frighten concerned parents, threaten the vaccine program and lower vaccination rates.” 4
In recent years, the correlation between vaccines and autism has become the subject of much debate. On one side, there are the anti-vaccinators, or anti-vaccers. On the other, there’s pretty much everyone else. Despite the fact that the anti-vaccination movement has little base in scientific fact, their campaign to end early infanthood vaccinations rages on. While doctors and scientists try desperately to make parents look at the research studies, vaccination rates continue to fall. But, even in these dark times, there is still hope that scientific fact will prevail and defeat the anti-vaccination fear mongers who have caused many children to fall ill and even die because their parents did not properly vaccinate them. This is one of the most saddening scientific failures of the twenty-first century. A failure to educate the public properly has resulted in child, even infant, fatalities. The anti-vaccination movement was started based on falsified data and continues only because of a lack of knowledge and proper education of the general public.
Those fears are what motivate parents not to vaccinate their children. Many parents hear stories of children who go in for vaccinations and soon after develop autism or other neurologic disabilities, and decide that vaccines should not be given to children. Government agencies and medical research centers have gone through study after study in an attempt to disprove the theory that vaccines cause autism, and so far,
Vaccines have been an issue of controversy for most of this short century. Many people speak out against vaccines without doing the proper research. For the greater good of public health, children and adults should be vaccinated against preventable illnesses regularly. There are many reasons to be vaccinated, that will be explained in further detail below. Many people fear vaccinations because of the inactive cells or viruses contained in vaccinations. Other people are afraid that the vast increase in Autism is due to vaccinations. I am able to see that there has been a large increase is Autism but I do not believe that it is due to vaccinations. I won’t begin to speculate on the reason Autism has increased in the last 50 years. Vaccination is used all around the world and there are certain standards that must be met so that all vaccines remain effective and pose minimum risk. Vaccines help your body recognize and fight germs and protect against infection from preventable and deadly diseases. It is important to fully understand how vaccinations work, what makes them effective to ensure your child, receives the best possible care and to ensure a happy, healthy life.
Over the years, many concerned parents have begun to believe that vaccines can cause autism due to a research paper written in the 1990’s by Andrew Wakefield. As stated on Sciencemag.org, “Such claims prompted a slew of studies finding no evidence that MMR causes autism. For example,
As of today, vaccines are mandatory in children. There are two types of arguments, one side is for parents being able to choose to vaccinate their child(ren). The other side is defending the vaccines, saying it is good to be mandatory. The ideal situation would be for both to be combined. Many people would choose to not vaccinate their children if they had the choice because they do not know all of the information. If they were informed about all of the negatives versus the positives, they might have a different opinion. Parents should be able to choose whether or not they want their children to be vaccinated, but they also should be informed of the plus side
Many parents do not want to get their children vaccinated because they are harmful to children, but vaccinations are not as harmful as they think. Parents should have to have their children vaccinated because there are less diseases now since the use of vaccinations, other people that can’t get vaccinated won’t contract any infectious diseases and there are less problems caused from being vaccinated than non-vaccinated. Vaccinations have proven to be useful time and time
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimated that 732,000 children were saved and 322 million cases of childhood illnesses were prevented between 1994 and 2014 due to parents preventative vaccinations. (Vaccines 1). With 732,00 children saved from death and illness there should be no question on whether parents should vaccinate their children. Vaccines are an important part of saving children’s lives, all parents should get their children vaccinated, this prevents their child from catching diseases and passing it on to other children and adults, some parents fear that vaccinations can cause autism when there is no scientific evidence; vaccines are safe in the amount used.
The subject over whether or not children should get vaccinated has been an on-going topic for years. It is starting to cause many arguments concerning the benefits and/or disadvantages of vaccinations. Some parents believe that vaccines can cause complications to children’s health while others believe that it benefits the child. This has been a huge, controversial debate for parents and researchers.
... more epidemic outbreak of other deadly diseases. Rep. Henry Waxman states, “Yet as we in crease research, we must also make sure that every parent knows that the best available science does not support a link between vaccines and autism” (662 Waxman).
In todays society there is an astonishing amount of information that is available to the public. From all the media outlets like the News, film documentaries, books, our peers who make assumptions, our health care providers and the the internet. Most of the information on vaccines comes from the internet, and about 43% of the formation is anti-vaccination. There we can find misleading or falsified information by health care professional who are not experts on vaccines. Andrew Wakefield a former doctor and a known anti-vaccination advocate, falsified his work that connected autism to vaccines. Which is why his film “Vaxxed” was removed form the film festival. Parents who are uneasy about vaccines believe that the negative side effects outweighs the good. Their fear is that vaccines can cause health problems, like autism. In 2009, the CDC cited nine different research studies that stated, that there was no connection between vaccines and autism. However this has not quelled the controversy or calmed parents fears for there
There have been some rumors that vaccines are harmful, but years of research from more than seven countries have proven and support that vaccinations are safe with no scientific connection to developmental disorder including autism, which has also been confirmed in the United States federal court. There is a 600 plus pages of reports on multiple test cases that been reviewed and there was no scientific connection liking vaccinations and autism. Many like the Centers of Disease and prevention, American Academy of Pediatrics, New York State Department of health and many more support this. ("Department of Health.") The consequences an unvaccinated child faces will be life long that may potentially put him/her at risk. They 're unprotected, so if this child ever goes to the doctors, emergency room, has an accident and rides in an ambulance, the parents need to tell a medical personal of the vaccination status so that their child can get the proper treatment he/she needs. There are risks that medical personal may be unfamiliar to the certain ways required to treat this child. The unborn child of an unvaccinated woman is also at risk if the mother contracts rubella in the first trimester the unborn child could develop congenital rubella syndrome (CRS). This can cause heart defects,
How would you feel if your child was to catch a deadly disease at school from another student that had not been vaccinated. For many years, vaccinations have been forced unto babies and smaller children to help prevent a future epidemic such as the ones from many centuries ago. Later within the years after vaccinations seem to have been proven effective and slightly popular, they became mandatory for a student to be vaccinated before being able to enroll into a school. Most parents went along with the new rule ,but there were still many parents that strongly disagreed and felt that it violated their liberty to make decisions for their child 's lives. I personally believe that vaccinations should be forced among students for reason such as: combat deadly diseases, suppress
Recently the number of parents who are intentionally delaying their children’s general vaccinations is increasing. The controversy that is causing the number of delayed vaccinations to go up is based on the fact that there are negative articles connecting them to autism and other similar diseases. When parents are researching vaccinations and they read those negative articles, those articles make them believe that vaccines cause autism. Vaccines are important because they protect humans from preventable diseases and getting them could save human lives. Vaccines are important throughout life no matter what some research suggests. Parents are now more likely to intentionally delay vaccines because of negative press, even though vaccines