.Calandrillo, Steve. Vanishing Vaccinations: “Why Are So Many Americans Opting Out Of Vaccinating Their Chilren?” 37 U. Mich. J.L. Reform 353. Winter, 2009. Print.
This journal article is trying to give reason to the decline in use of vaccines. It begins by discussing the possibility that many families have a religious belief that they should not have their children immunized. It goes on to say that some families might not have the money. This article gives a different look into why some people do or do not vaccinate their children. This article may be good for an audience looking for reasons why people are not vaccinating their children. This article is very informative and offers a lot of insightful information about people do and do not vaccinate their young children.
Julie. “I Choose Not to Vaccinate My Child.” Circle of Moms. Popsugar Inc. Web. 4 April, 2014.
This blog seems to be very helpful. It mostly takes the side of those who have chosen to not vaccinate. However, it caters to an audience that is looking for experienced advice and information. This is a good blog for mothers with infants or that are pregnant, and are trying to decide if they should vaccinate their babies. The main ideas that are involved in this blog seem to be standing up for your decision to not vaccinate, and communicating with other parents to make the decision to not vaccinate.
IntermountainMoms. “Should I Immunize My Child.” Online video clip. Youtube. Youtube, 22 June, 2011. Web. 7 April, 2014.
This video gives a very good outlook on vaccinations. This video leans more to the idea that children should be vaccinated at an early age. However, Dr. Clark agrees that everyone is free to make the choice whether or not to have their children immunized. The audience could be anyone looking for insight on vaccinating young children. Dr. Clark starts off by letting his audience know that he understands the fact that everyone has freedom in their decision. He then goes on to give a very insightful and informative viewpoint on why parents should have their babies immunized. He seems to be a caring and knowledgeable person, which is what people are looking for.
If you are a parent who has chosen NOT to vaccinate your child(ren), if you are preparing to have children and don't want to vaccinate or aren't sure if you should or not, if you feel like you are all alone in your decision or perhaps you question whether or not immunizing is the right decision, this is a support group for you.
I am not a doctor, I don't claim to be an expert, and I certainly don't want to tell people how to live there lives or what decisions to make for their children. This group is simply a way for parents who have made the same decision I did to have a place to discuss their experiences, their ups and downs, and find a common thread.
I chose not to vaccinate my son. If you made the same choice, we have something in common.
The picture of this baby being vaccinated has many interesting things in it. One thing that a viewer may notice is the expression on the child’s face. The baby seems to look worried or scared. This picture may be used to make parents think that immunizations are bad, but in reality, even some adults have a fear of needles. Another aspect of the picture is the body language of the mother. She is holding the babies hand and seems to have a calm expression on her face. This shows that the mother is very comfortable with the fact that her baby is being vaccinated. It also shows that she may be relieved that her baby is being immunized because she does not want her baby to contract a disease.
Verlee, Megan, reporter. "Debate In Colorado Grows Over Child Vaccinations." Here and Now. National Public Radio: WBUR, Boston, 20 Jan 2014. Radio.
This transcript relates the conversation of several reliable sources concerning the topic of Colorado's immunization policy. A Denver pediatrician, a Colorado Health Department employee, someone from the National Vaccine Information Center and a representative from the Colorado Children's Immunization Coalition each give thier input on the personal belief exemption in Colorado. Colorado, along with other states such as California, are seeing a tremendous rise in preventable childhood diseases, especially whooping cough. Many feel this is due to it being very easy to opt out of the vaccines that would help to eliminate these diseases. In Colorado it is simply a one time signature on a form. The debate is whether to make it more difficult to get the exemption. Some suggest educating the parents before they are allowed to be exempt. Others suggest this is not fair to require such training. Others feel that requiring more than a one time signature would help. Reading a variety of perspectives from such reliable sources is quite helpful.
Evans, Sandra. “How Safe Are Mandatory Immunizations? Doctors Stress That Dangers of Childhood Diseases Far Outweigh Risks of Shots.” The Washington Post 27 September, 1994. Final edition. Web.
This news paper article is giving a real world example of someone who was possibly affected by a vaccine, but there is no medical evidence involved. This article also discusses the issue of the dangers of not vaccinating infants and young children. It argues that the dangers of contracting childhood diseases outweigh the dangers of vaccinating. The audience is probably parents looking for insight into what doctors and other officials say about the risks of choosing to not vaccinate their children. This newspaper article agrees with the fact that immunizations have a very small possibility of causing problems but they are not big enough to outweigh the possible outcomes of not vaccinating. This is a very reliable article. It gives statistics, and real world stories of parents who have had problems regarding this issue
York, Hanwell. “Immunising children.” The Daily Telegraph 23 April, 2013. Ed. 1. Web.
This newspaper article shows another possible drawback that parents worry about when making the decision to vaccinate their children. The article is talking about possible reactions and allergies linked to the vaccines. These side effects can be very dangerous, which is why some parents also consider this possibility when making their decision. This article is directed towards parents looking for reasons to not vaccinate their children. It could also be speaking to parents that are planning to have their children immunized, but want to be aware of possible side effects. This article also addresses the fact that not many people know about these severe reactions that could be caused by vaccination.
Lansman, Stacia. “My Interview With a Pediatrician Who Thinks Vaccines Are "Messing With Nature"”. Mother Jones. n.p. 30 March, 2014. Web. 7 April, 2014.
This interview is of a pediatrician that believes that parents should be cautioned about immunizing their children at a very early age. This interview is very informative. The audience that would most likely be watching this interview are parents that are not sure whether or not they should have their young children immunized. The interview allows the audience to see this pediatrition’s point of view. The interviewee talks about how vaccinations are linked to causing autism in young children. She believes that vaccines are “messing with nature.” Lansman seems to be a very reliable source of information because of her background and experince in pediatric medicine. Her main focus is that babies are getting too many vaccines at too young of an age.
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