Vaccines: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

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Vaccines: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Tiffany Harper, Staff Writer

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Vaccination – a word that has many connotations, both negative and positive. Anti-vaccination parents have always existed because they believe that they should have a say in whether they want their child to get the shot or not. Just as anti-vaccination parents exist, pro-vaccination parents exist as well. These parents believe that it is beneficial to get the shot and that anti-vaccination parents should allow their children to get the shot so that they don’t face the risk of getting terribly sick. Do you agree with the idea that parents should be able to pick whether they want their children to get the vaccines, or do you believe that the vaccines should continue to go on, with or without the parent’s support?

Anti-vaccination parents have voiced how they feel about vaccines through billboards, social media, and protesting. The dangers of vaccines was placed on a billboard, but that billboard has been taken down. This action has made anti-vaccination parents very angry. They believe that it is their right to express how they feel however they wish to, even if that is by finding companies that support their cause.

Pro-vaccination parents believe that people that are anti-vaccination are setting a bad example for their children. How so? Most children hate getting shots. By being exposed to topics like this due to social media, children may begin to think that vaccines are not needed, and going to get shots could be more difficult than ever. By putting up the billboard that claimed that vaccines are “dangerous,” pro-vaccination parents believed that they were not being heard and that the way that they feel about the situation is being overlooked. They do not want a life where their children face the risk of getting sick.

In every situation, there is always going to be someone who sticks up for the cause, but there will also always be someone who is against that cause. Should parents get a say in whether their children get vaccines or not? That is up to your interpretation.

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