Topic

Vaccination

7 petitions

Update posted 9 months ago

Petition to Mom

Vaccinate Me!

Hello World!  I am a 12 year old kid who has never been vaccinated.  I have noticed that there is a dangerous trend starting to happen.  I often meet more and more people my age not vaccinated. This is bad.  This new trend has not only individual risks, but with more unvaccinated people, we risk losing herd immunity in our society. The thing is, children are not vaccinated solely for the greater good. Children are vaccinated, first and foremost, to protect the child from dangerous diseases like chicken pox, diphtheria, Hepatitis A and B, Hib, HPV, influenza, measles, meningococcal, mumps, pneumococcal, polio, rotavirus, rubella, tetanus, and whooping cough. Each of these diseases can kill. And some of them kill at high rates. All of these diseases can cause lasting harm or substantial suffering. Fortunately modern scientists have devised a way to protect children against these harms: vaccines. While vaccines are not 100% risk free, not vaccinating carries its own risks. It’s important to remember two points. First, extensive data shows that the risks of not vaccinating far outweigh the risks of vaccinating. Second, unintentional harm from a vaccine is not meant to be an acceptable sacrifice for the greater good: it’s a highly undesirable outcome that the scientific community works hard to avoid, as seen by the multiple mechanisms that have been put in place to minimize or avoid such harms. While the primary purpose of vaccines is to protect an individual who would otherwise be left at risk, we can’t ignore an additional benefit they provide. If vaccination rates are high enough, the concept of herd immunity offers additional protection to everyone – both vaccinated and unvaccinated. There are great consequences to not vaccinating. For instance, a measles outbreak in Pennsylvania killed nine unvaccinated children from two church communities that opposed vaccination. My belief is that vaccinating is vital, and the risks of not vaccinating far outweigh the risk of vaccinating. Stand behind me and convince my parents to vaccinate me. -Vasyl Shevtsov

Vasyl Shevtsov
43 supporters
Started 1 year ago

Petition to CHATHAM COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS, ALBERT J. SCOTT, HELEN L. STONE, JAMES J. HOLMES, BOBBY LOCKETT, PATRICK K. FARRELL, TABITHA ODELL, JAMES "JAY" JONES, Dean Kicklighter, CHESTER A. ELLIS

VOTE NO ON PROPOSED CHATHAM COUNTY, GEORGIA CH. 22 ORDINANCE - ANIMAL SERVICES

PURPOSE: To show the Chatham County Board of Commissioners that the people of Chatham County are against the Chapter 22 Revised Ordinance for the following main reasons: 1. Vaccination and Licensing Requirements – Rabies vaccination minimal age SHOULD be determined between owner and a licensed veterinarian not at three months2. Tag to be attached – Dangerous to leave collars with tags on dogs. An ID Card may be more helpful3. Fees – veterinarians should not be required to collect license fees and taxes for vaccinations. This procedure would increase their operating expenses which would be passed on to their clients4. Impoundment of Unlicensed, Unvaccinated Dogs or Cats – Many registries are available not only AKC. Dogs should not be altered (spayed or neutered) upon impoundment for many reasons including health issues. Show dogs are no longer able to show once altered5. Animal Confinement and Left Unattended in Parked Car – Ordinance does not mention anything about a citizen entering a vehicle to save an animal and not being responsible for vehicle damages after calling animal services or the police without a timely response6. Too much language in the ordinance regarding “mandatory spay & neutering” when the dog is impounded “for any violation of the ordinance” and states immediately or within five days. It also states after five days, ownership is transferred to Animal Services

Eduardo Rivas
577 supporters