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Vaccinations

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Started: 1/14/2016 Category: Health
Updated: 9 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
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jordanmichael

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Vaccines should be required for anyone who is setting foot outside of their house. We are living in a modern era that allows for us to protect ourselves from illness without subjecting our self to it first. Some people are physically unable receive vaccines due to severe reactions. These reactions are extraordinarily rare, however for the families of these children it is frightening to know that they could be sending their child to school where others could easily be spreading illness to them. In counties such as the United States vaccines are easily and readily available. So what is stopping people? Perhaps the totally untrue myth that vaccines lead to autism. If it were that simple we would have figured out autism by now. Vaccines do in no way shape or form cause autism or anything like it. Vaccines are keeping childhood illness a distant memory in modern society. If you care about anyone around you, do us all a favor, get vaccinated.
EducationalGuesser

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While vaccines are indeed a great benefit to health and safety, having vaccines be required is taking it too far. For one, many people can't afford good health care; if they can't even pay for a vaccine, what's the point of enforcing it upon them? Some have religious reasons for why they prefer not to take vaccines; others prefer to fight diseases naturally, as humans have done for thousands of years. Vaccinations are simply just assistants in fighting against disease, as they don't actually prevent infection; they just introduce the body to a weaker/dead version of the disease before actual infection. Rather than make them mandatory, keep vaccines as an option, not an obligation. Plus, vaccines cause mutations; the bacteria, virus, and whatnot will develop new characteristics as a result of vaccines; simply put, the more we develop new vaccines, the stronger the disease grows.
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Posted by Tashasays 10 months ago
Tashasays
Some people cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons.
Posted by 12ongo 10 months ago
12ongo
Right. Like if you have an egg hypersensitivity, then you might want to take vaccine "x". However, the real issue is that vaccines are a public population health concern -- Not an individual safety concern. Vaccines work on the idea of herd immunity. If you get the majority of people vaccinated, this drastically decreases transmission -- and decreases the risk of those that are not vaccinated from getting the disease. Vaccines are not 100% effective. In many cases, some people never develop an immunity after a vaccination. However, a mandate that everyone gets the vaccine anyways prevents people from developing said disease because of herd immunity as i discussed earlier.

Some people say vaccines are dangerous. In fact, they theoretically can be. However, this is mostly under the consideration that a person with a poor immune system may have a genetically mutated -- reactivated live vaccine. In this case, it is dangerous. However, there have been no reports after millions if not billions of vaccinations.

Some say autism causes vaccines. This has never been proven. To debunk the myth, this all started off by the fact that people have seen a correlation with increasing autism incidence and increasing vaccination distribution. Correlation is not causation. Not to go off topic, but there is no evidence proving that.

Lastly, the benefits to harm ratio in terms of risk completely favors vaccination over not vaccinating -- given that you are a healthy individual. The real issue comes down to supply and demand and choosing to not get a vaccine if you are young and healthy to allow for others who are in an immunocompromised state to receive it.
Posted by Dilara 10 months ago
Dilara
Not everyones body reacts the same way to vaccines.
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