Mandating vaccine opinion
In February 2015, Clinton sparked controversy after tweeting that vaccines work.Clinton has long been an advocate for children to be vaccinated.
Despite scientific consensus that recommended vaccines are safe and effective, unsubstantiated scares regarding their safety still occur, resulting in outbreaks and deaths from vaccine-preventable diseases.
Although variolation had a long history in China and India, it was first used in North America and England in 1721. Boylston first experimented on his 6-year-old son, his slave, and his slave's son; each subject contracted the disease and was sick for several days, until the sickness vanished and they were "no longer gravely ill".
Reverend Cotton Mather introduced variolation to Boston, Massachusetts, during the 1721 smallpox epidemic. Boylston went on to variolate thousands of Massachusetts residents, and many places were named for him in gratitude as a result.
Immunization programs depend on public confidence to be effective.
Evidence surrounding vaccination shows that prevented suffering and death from infectious diseases outweighs the rare adverse effects of vaccination.