Immunization

Overthe recent years, debate about vaccines has raised different opinionon the subject. This is especially due to the fact that differentstates in the country have different laws in regard to childvaccinations. Vaccinations for children reduce the rates of childrencontracting certain diseases as well as increasing their life spanfor over 30 years, some parents believe that some vaccines are linkedto chronic illness while other parents use religion as their defenseagainst vaccines. Most states in the country have allow exemptions onnon-medical ground for children vaccinations based on personal,philosophical and religious grounds.

Theproponents of this school of thought believe that some vaccines areunsafe or ineffective. However, their opponents of suggest thattaking on such measures might put the human population at risk ofcontracting some deadly diseases. Vaccinations are supposed toprotect people from deaths, hospitalization through preventing suchdiseases. The debate on blocking vaccines has brought the question ofvaccine under scrutiny especially with the resurgence of disease suchas measles, small pox and in some countries polio which was nowbelieved to be a thing of the past. Ethical and laws issues have tocome into place in addressing the vaccine exemption rules in thecountry. According to the law on due process and equal protection,Prince vs. Massachusetts holds that parents are free to be martyrsbut they cannot be martyrs of their kids. This means that parents whomight have benefitted from vaccination should not disenfranchisetheir children by taking risks on their lives. However, there arerestrictive rules which mandate the extent at which the parents andthe state can claim non-medical exemption on vaccinations.