Why should we get the Covid vaccine


defend or present arguments that we should mandate or require vaccinations and/or boosters, i.e., what are the pros to mandating and requiring Influenza and COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters,

Good debaters tend to know both sides of the argument, but know their side best, i.e., research the opposite position as well as your own. 

1. Why do you think that people are concerned about Influenza and COVID-19 vaccinations?

 a. What are the main issues regarding vaccine safety?

 b. What is the scientific basis for issues regarding vaccine safety?

2. Think about personal health decisions.

a. In what ways are Influenza and COVID-19 vaccinations/boosters different from other types of personal health


b. Who should be involved in deciding whether we receive a specific

vaccine or booster?

c. What are the benefits of mandated Influenza and COVID-19 vaccinations/boosters to public health officials, to the

community and to the general population?

3. Assume that you work for a government regulatory agency.

a. What types of tests would you like to see done to ensure that Influenza and COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters are safe?

b. Assuming that the vaccinations or boosters test to be safe, how would you communicate that to the public?

c. Should the government have the right to compel vaccination/boosters? Should individuals or parents of children have the right to refuse it?

4. The world’s population is expected to hit 9.7 billion by 2050 and the risk of the spread of contagious disease will reach epic proportions.

a. How might vaccinations and boosters help in the future?

b. What regulations would you place on using these vaccinations and boosters?

You should prepare a bibliography page containing all the sources you use for your debate preparation. 

You bibliography must contain no fewer than 7 references. 

You may use any bibliographic citation format you prefer for the style of you bibliography.

All references must contain an accessible and active link or they will not count.

References will be checked for accuracy; falsifying bibliographic information will be considered under the academic honesty policy with appropriate action taken. 

You should prepare this bibliography in a Word document file and email it to your instructor using the following format for your file name: “LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_DEBATE”. Files with other name formats will not be accepted and a zero will be awarded for the debate.

All references included in the bibliography must contain an active, clickable link to the website and document.

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