Should Vaccinations for Youth Be Mandatory?

From the Series In Controversy
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All US states mandate certain vaccinations for young people as a way to protect public health, but some Americans believe that parents, not the state, should have the right to decide whether their children should be vaccinated. Through objective discussion, numerous direct quotes, and full-color illustrations this title examines What Are the Origins of the Modern Vaccination Controversy? Are Vaccines Safe? Should the HPV Vaccination Be Required? What Are the Consequences of Refusing Vaccinations? Does Mandating Vaccines Violate People's Rights?

Interest Level Grade 7 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 7
Copyright 2013
Genre Nonfiction
Publisher ReferencePoint Press
Series In Controversy
Language English
Number of Pages 96
ISBN 9781601525000, 9781601525017B
Title Format Reinforced book, Print + Ebook
Release Date 2013-01-01
Author Patricia Netzley
Dewey 614.4/7083


The title of each book of the In Controversy series asks a question, reflecting its attempt to provide a vigorous discussion of the pros and cons. It’s a little fairer in its coverage than some discussion books, which try to match every point tit-for-tat—these allow room for different viewpoints without pretending each view is equally substantial. The chapters investigate a genuine question about each topic, such as “How Do Same-Sex Households Affect Children?” and “Are Vaccines Safe?” How Does Video Game Violence Affect Society?—a somewhat unaddressed topic in teen nonfiction—gives graphic descriptions of the violence, racism, and other negatives in some video games and discusses what the impact of these are upon both individuals and society at large. Should Same-Sex Marriage Be Legal? is up-to-date as of June 2012 and gets into the thorny topics of religion, child rearing, and constitutional rights. Should Vaccinations for Youth Be Mandatory? discusses why some people fear vaccines and how their personal choices affect society as a whole when diseases are able to spread. Each chapter is followed by a box of quick facts, and each volume includes good source notes. These make for ideal starting points for student researchers, and the interesting material with lots of quotes makes these useful for leisure reading, too

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