Dilemma Discussion #1: Mandatory Vaccinations
Topic: Mandatory Vaccinations for Viruses such as Mumps, Measles, Rubella, etc
Question: Do you think people should be required to have certain vaccinations in order to enter public schools and certain professions (teaching, health care, etc)? Explain.
Sources: On Blackboard
- Create a T-chart. List the benefits (+) and drawbacks (-) of requiring vaccinations. [4 pts]
- Use Google to read about the concept of “herd immunity.” What does this mean and how is it applicable for the question we are examining? [2 pts]
- Do you think requiring vaccines is legal? Would the government be supported by federal and state law in this regard? Explain your reasoning. [3 pts]
- Choose a side of the issue to support. State your stance (thesis statement) and then provide at least three supporting reasons to explain your opinion. [6 pts]
Your dilemma discussion should be 2-3 typed, double spaced pages. Use APA format. Length is not as important as content. I want to know what you think and why. Provide examples from the readings to support your thoughts! You may use additional sources so long as you cite them.
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