Why Should Vaccines Be Mandatory?

812 Words4 Pages
Why Vaccinations Should be Mandatory Through the years, controversy has surrounded vaccinations such as, whether or not they have harmful side-affects, are a government scheme, or simply unnecessary. Parents today have a choice whether or not to vaccinate their children, but should vaccinations be choice? By mandating vaccinations, fewer people are likely to contract diseases. Although vaccines have been subject to scrutiny, vaccines have worked for many years, are not harmful, and use safe ingredients. Vaccinations began approximately 1000 C.E. beginning with the Chinese inoculating for smallpox. Vaccinations became widely practiced throughout the globe. More vaccinations were invented to prevent multiple diseases such as smallpox, diphtheria, tetanus, and typhoid. These vaccines have greatly reduced the burden of the diseases. Today this practice causes controversy because many view it as unnecessary and harmful. Without the practice of vaccinations, the prevented diseases will return with a lasting impact. Vaccines have never had…show more content…
Multiple chemicals put in vaccines help in the effectiveness of the shot. The chemicals can stabilize and preserve the vaccine. Some chemicals used are mercury and aluminum. These chemicals may seem to be harmful to put in the body, but they have many good uses. For example, mercury, the type used is ethylmercury, which does not accumulate in the body like methylmercury. The aluminum salts used in vaccines boosts immunity allowing the vaccine to work in a greater degree. According to the article,” 8 Reasons Why Parents Don’t Vaccinate and Why They Should,” it states “Although aluminum can cause greater redness or swelling at the injection site, the tiny amount of aluminum-less than what kids get through breast milk, formula, or other sources.”(Haelle) No harm is in the aluminum used even though it can cause temporary discomfort; it does more good than harm to the
Open Document