Should vaccinations be required for anyone on government health care?

  • Yes, vaccinations should be required.

    Vaccinations should be required for government health care because they are needed to keep people safe from illnesses. Working for the government, you are held to a certain standard. If you are going to work and accept the governments health care plan then you should be required to abide by their rules on vaccinations.

  • Of Course You Should!

    If you are setting an example or distributing vaccines/immunizations for the well-being of other fellow citizens you should look after your health as well. Don't be ignorant and just do the job just to do it, think about your health at all times! If I were a health care provider or providing assets to other people I would make sure my well-being is top notch so the patients/victims could be highly motivated in improving their health.

  • If a person is receiving government health care they should be required to use preventive health steps such as vaccinations.

    I am a big believer in preventive medicine. People should get physicals often, eat right, exercise and have vaccinations to prevent serious illnesses. If people receive government health care assistance, they should be required to take as many steps as possible to stay healthy, including vaccinations.

    Posted by: ddeathnote
  • Mandated vaccines for those on government health care is one way to keep disease under control.

    There should be regulations for patients who receive government health care, including mandatory vaccinations. Furthermore, if such vaccines are
    deemed necessary or beneficial by the CDC they should be mandatory for all

    Posted by: MarsBIue
  • Since vaccinations are important preventive care, I do think anyone on government health care should be required to have current vaccinations.

    As they say, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. So, I do believe that anyone on government health care should have current vaccinations. Taking this simple and cheap preventive measure will reduce the number of more serious and expensive procedures that result from a lack of immunity to preventable diseases.

    Posted by: ToughEfrain26
  • Vaccinations should be a requirement for those on government health care as it is a form of preventative care.

    Not enough stress is placed on preventative health care in the United States. A lot of money could be saved every year if diseases were caught early on. Quality of life would also be significantly improved, and vaccinations are a part of that preventative care. To deny that care to the most needy ends up being more costly in the long term and is simply counterproductive.

    Posted by: NuttyJack37
  • I agree that vaccinations should be required with government health care, because prevention is always better than a cure.

    I think that it is a great idea to get vaccinated. It prevents unnecessary diseases, and we can protect ourselves from other viruses. Most of us who are in health care appreciate these vaccines, since we work with all types of people who have all kinds of diseases. Prevention is always better than a cure.

    Posted by: StripperMor
  • Yes, I thing that if the vaccinations are needed to prevent an illness or health threat then it would be a wise choice.

    If someone is on government health care then they should be required to adhere to the required vaccination rule because it is being done for their safety and good health.

    Posted by: Bratzky
  • Vaccinations should be required for everybody.

    Vaccinations should be required for everybody in this country. In order to prevent the transfer of deadly diseases we need to inoculate people against diseases. It doesn't matter who it is. Children in this country have to meet certain guidelines with inoculations before they can attend school. And this should apply to anybody everybody regardless of who you work for or who insures you.

    Posted by: SlipArnal
  • Vaccinations should be required for all who are on government health care, because the vaccinations prevent diseases and lower overall costs.

    I definitely believe that people who are on government health care should be required to get vaccinations. Vaccinations prevent many diseases which can become a public health issue. By preventing these diseases, lives are saved and epidemics can be avoided. Also, vaccinations should be required for those on government health care because, as a preventive to some diseases, they can lower the cost of providing health care to these people.

    Posted by: R0d0Ferdy
  • Vaccinated people DO spread disease: • Transmission of varicella-vaccine virus from a healthy 12-month-old child to his pregnant mother.

    • Per the CDC, this quote is subtly included, "A small proportion of measles vaccine recipients experience rash and fever 10–14 days following vaccination."


    Parents might not want to ignore that detail before giving the vaccine to their child. Or taking their recently vaccinated child to school and around immune-compromized grandma and new babies. Or to Disney.

    • Detection of fecal shedding of rotavirus vaccine in infants following their first dose of pentavalent rotavirus vaccine.

    • This case documents transmission of varicella vaccine type virus from a healthy vaccinee to susceptible household contacts.


    • "These data illustrate, to our knowledge, the first detailed genomic analysis of a V-Oka variant (V-Oka-zoster) isolated from a zoster patient following vaccination with GlaxoSmithKline V-Oka vaccine."


    • "Five months after 2 siblings were immunized with varicella vaccine, 1 developed zoster. Two weeks later the second sibling got a mild case of chicken pox. Virus isolated from the latter was found to be vaccine type.

    Thus, the vaccine strain was transmitted from the vaccinee with zoster to his sibling. Vaccinees who later develop zoster must be considered contagious."


    • Excretion of small amounts of the live attenuated rubella virus from the nose or throat has occurred in the majority of susceptible individuals 7 to 28 days after vaccination."


    • “Vaccine-associated measles five weeks post-immunization, British Columbia, Canada, October 2013"

    • "Excretion of vaccine strain measles virus in urine and pharyngeal secretions of a child with vaccine associated febrile rash illness, Croatia, March 2010"


    • "Measles virus was isolated in a throat swab taken 4 days after fever onset. This virus was then further genetically characterized as a vaccine-type virus.

    Fever occurring subsequent to measles vaccination is related to the replication of the live attenuated vaccine virus.

    In the case presented here, the vaccine virus was isolated in the throat, showing that subcutaneous injection of an attenuated measles strain can result in respiratory excretion of this virus."


    • Toddler Survives Smallpox Vaccination:

    • The MERCK Manual (1966) "Measles is usually a benign infection with a low mortality rate; 1 attack apparently confers lifelong immunity."

  • I oppose mandatory vaccinations because it is every individual's right to choose treatments for him- or herself, or for his or her minor children.

    Whether someone is receiving government health care or private health care, to control his or her body and the treatments received is a basic right. The government does not have the right to mandate vaccinations any more than a private health insurance carrier would. However, I do believe that if an individual rejects vaccination and then later contracts the disease, treatment should not be covered by insurance.

    Posted by: ElfinDamien34
  • I oppose mandatory vaccinations for anyone on government health care, because everyone should have the right to choose, especially in regards to issues concerning their body.

    Every person in America has the right to choose, according to our Constitution and Amendments. Also, some people may be allergic to the mandatory vaccinations. This also could come in conflict with people's religion, and that would also violate their rights. Each person, whether on government health care or not, has the right to choose. Those are the basic ideals that this country was founded on.

    Posted by: SayerBago
  • It shouldn't matter who is providing people with health coverage, medical procedures should be the decision of the patient or responsible party.

    Health insurance companies have more control over the lives of their clients now than should be acceptable. This is due to the fact that they have the power to deny routine or lifesaving procedures as opposed to enforcing mandatory procedures, but both are wrong. The individual should be the one to decide on any procedure that isn't entirely cosmetic in nature.

    Posted by: TownNoam

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