The debate "Parent should be required to vaccinate their children unless they have a valid medical reason not to" was started by
February 22, 2017, 4:03 pm.
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historybuff, PsychDave, redstar and 9 visitors agree.
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Requiring someone to get vaccinated is a breach of our freedom as Americans and Human beings
the only people who have a religious exemption are the ones who refuse all medicine and try to pray away their cancer. they have a legitimate, real objection.
some people believe that "the body is a temple" and modifications such as tattoos and piercings are sacrilege, but medicine is internal, like food. and vaccines are no different that any other medicine.
so unless the person has a known history of viewing medicine in general as sacrilege, then their antivaxx view is hysteria, not religious freedom.
well it goes agaisnt our right of religion. though I believe u should get vaccination some even if twisted based this off their religion so we can't touch it. this is when it gets muddy of course and there is no clear answer except trying to convince them that it isn't agaisnt their beleif.but I say good luck to the one that tries.
I would say in terms of government benefits, definitely. On the other hand, requiring a patient to do something is somewhat difficult considering you want patients to trust their doctors. Yeah, the anti Vax are few and in between, but rolling out anything required will put strain on everyone's trust.
I've mentioned my situation on a particular vaccine, and how I was harmed, but it was an abysmal chance, less than a fraction and definitely unpredictable. Hell, it's more likely to die from the bigger, badder versions of the stuff meant to immunize.
personally I would argue that parents should not be allowed to risk the lives of their children, and other people's children, based on vague religious objections. there are no religions, to my knowledge, that specify anything about vaccination. some choose to twist their religion and interpret it that way.
as a society I think we should value the life of a child over the beliefs of their parents.
but I accept that this is a much more difficult thing to argue with people that are afraid of having their religious rights attacked.
some religions are agaisnt it though so in the case of religion I disagree.
Vaccines have been proven over and over again to be safe and very effective at preventing potentially fatal deseases.
unless there is a valid medical reason not to, parents should be required to do what is best for their child. which is clearly to vaccinate them.