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COM22001 December 2015Mandated VaccinesVaccinations have decreased the spread of nearly every disease in the country. It has successfully erased Smallpox, Diphtheria, and a lot more with as little as one case most recently reported. Vaccines should be mandatory; the importance of the vaccinations needs to be enforced. People need to know how beneficial they really are and without them most of the diseases would still be here and many of us would not even be alive.Rumors have been lingering specifically targeting Autism and Inflammatory-Bowel disease to be supposedly linked to the Measles or MMR (Measles-Mumps-Rubella) vaccine. According to the researches by American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Committee on Infectious Diseases, there is no evidence available to prove the link between Autism and the MMR vaccines (measles-mumps-rubella) or the MMR vaccine to the inflammatory-bowel disease. In 2009, there was a rumor following the death of a 7 year old boy that the H1N1 strain of influenza virus. Vaccination was responsible and it led to 30% drop in children being vaccinated. Just because a boy who had the virus before hand died after the vaccine was given too late (Impact of Rumors and Crisis). When a rumor about a vaccine being dangerous emerges and not enough communication occurs people start becoming to feel insecure and uncertain about whether it was being dealt with. This makes parents consenting on vaccinating their children hard because they feel the could have avoided getting their child the vaccine just in case it came out to be true about the rumors. Rumors become wildly known and the situation just worsens when it could have been prevented with a simple speech assuring their safety.