I’m studying and need help with a Biology question to help me learn.
your assignment is to research (internet or library) ONE area of controversy regarding the use vaccines.
Examples of vaccine controversies include:
- Whether or not the MMR, DTaP, or other vaccines cause conditions such as autism, ADHD, diabetes, etc.
- Whether or not states should require vaccines for school attendance (It is the state that has the power to mandate vaccination, not the individual school districts or school boards)
- Should there be parental exemptions for mandated vaccinations? Religious exemptions?
- Recommendations regarding who should receive the HPV vaccine (e.g. gender, age)
- The schedule by which vaccines are given to infants and toddlers. Too frequent? Too many?
- How well the vaccines works to prevent these diseases versus potential side effects of the vaccines
- Whether or not politicians should be involving themselves in vaccination policy making
- Who best to trust? Doctors, Big Pharma, anti-vaxxers, holistic health advocates, bloggers
- There are many other vaccine controversies on the internet—you may choose any controversy that interests you
After conducting some research, write a 1-paragraph statement regarding your position on your chosen controversy. Briefly explain each side of the controversy, and what led you to your belief. (¼ – ½ single-spaced page will be sufficient—you will be following up with more details in CTA 8b.)