The Societal Benefits of Mandatory Vaccinations for Children
How They Work
Benefits of Vaccinations
Monetary Societal Gains
In this time of economic hardship in the United States, some dissenters against vaccinations have begun saying that, without vaccinations, we would be saving some of society's money. Chemists and other bio-technicians would not have to be paid for creating the vaccine. The vaccine would not have to be tested. Doctors and nurses wages would be lessened from fewer hours worked. However, these individuals do not stop to consider the time in school lost by children sick from vaccine-preventable diseases, the wages of parents lost to stay home with their sick children, and the lost wages of children who died because of the debilitating effects of avoidable diseases.
In fact, the CDC estimated that children who received their vaccines from 1994 and 2014 have saved society $1.38 trillion in "societal costs." Even more astounding is UNICEF's estimation that an additional $6.2 billion could be saved if vaccines were more prominent in some of the poorest countries (Vaccines Procon.org).
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