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Hi DXJ pls help Due on 02/8/12 Vaccination programs

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Due on 02/8/12

Vaccination programs have been among the most successful of all public health measures in terms of efficacy, cost-effectiveness, and widespread use. Yet most states grant exemption from compulsory immunizations due to religious or philosophical objections. Many parents are choosing to opt out of childhood vaccinations (MMR) and other vaccinations, such as for HPV. As a result, there has been an increase in the number of outbreaks of preventable infectious diseases.

Exemptions to compulsory vaccination are one way that public health officials attempt to balance the rights and freedoms of individuals with the best interests of the public. Reflect on your own views toward vaccinations. In what instances are exemptions acceptable? How should public health organizations respond on a local, state, or federal level to the problem of when populations begin to lose herd immunity?

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1) Summarize your position on exemptions to compulsory vaccinations specifically for MMR.

-Should their parents or legal guardians be given the right to choose? Incertain instances yes, such as allergic reactions, which can lead to adverse health effects. I also think parent have the right to spread out vaccinations to also prevent adverse reactions from vaccination of multiple diseases at the same time.

-Does it matter if an individual opts out because of a religious or philosophical objection? What if the religious objection is based on a clear tenet of the organized religion? What if it is not?
Yes i think it matters because religious or philosopy can not cure a disease.

2) What legal and ethical grounds can you cite for your position?
-There are documentations that states some children do have adverse reaction to vaccinations.

3) What do you think is the proper role of public health organizations in addressing the issue of opt-outs for vaccination? i would say continous and effective public education


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Text: Public Health Law: Power, Duty, Restraint

Chapter 10, “Medical Countermeasures for Epidemic Disease”

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