Composition 300, Colorado State University

Annotated Bibliography

Grace Harris

Grace HarrisFinal Annotated Bibliography

“Colorado Children’s Immunization Coalition – Fears, Myths & Misconceptions.” Colorado Children’s Immunization Coalition- Welcome. Web. 11 Nov. 2010. <http://www.childrensimmunization.org/fearsandmyths&gt;.

  • In this website it provides information to parents on why they should get their children vaccinated and helpful resources to getting their children vaccinated. It provides answers to common fears and myths associated with vaccinations. It also has information on vaccine safety, schedules for getting vaccinated and low cost immunizations so they are available to all families. The Coalition is a non-profit organization and their sole purpose is to increase the amount of children vaccinated in Colorado to keep children healthy.
  • This information will be very helpful because it is written for parents in educating them on reasons of why to get your children vaccinated. This is exactly how I hope to shape my essay and gives important insight for layout and organization of my paper. They present the information out in an effective, organized manner which doesn’t overwhelm the audience. Also the website doesn’t hid the oppositions view of their argument and gives valid reasons of why to vaccinate your children regardless of the controversies surrounding them. It breaks down information inside of vaccinations, how their children could easily come across diseases, and reasons to get vaccinated even though some diseases have been eliminated. It is a perfect example of how to effectively write for a public audience and turn complicated information into rhetoric which is understandable and relatable.

“Frequently Asked Questions About Immunizations.” KidsHealth – the Web’s Most Visited Site about Children’s Health. Web. 11 Nov. 2010. <http://kidshealth.org/parent/general/body/fact_myth_immunizations.html#&gt;.

  • This website is a broad website which gives parents information and resources regarding health for their children. This article provides information to parents on questions on the pros and cons of vaccination. It gives extensive detail on diseases which have been allegedly linked to vaccinations. It also gives information about if particular vaccines have been studied prior to going into circulation and how they can be assured that vaccination is safe.
  • This website gives important information about vaccines and particular diseases they are allegedly cause. This is a huge opposition to my argument and it is important to have a section dedicated to how these vaccines do not have these adverse side effects that people may think. It also gives other information to use against my opposition such as mothers who do not get their children vaccinated because they are too young and that these diseases have been eradicated and there is no need to be vaccinated. This website deals with these subjects in a question and answer format which makes this relatable and causal to mother putting it in conversation form.  I will include a section on opposition and hope for it to be in a relatable and understandable manner as this one is.

“More Evidence That Vaccines Don’t Cause Autism.” Yahoo! Health. 13 Sept. 2010. Web. 11 Nov. 2010.                 <http://health.yahoo.net/news/s/hsn/moreevidencethatvaccinesdontcauseautism&gt;.

  • In this article, “More Evidence The Vaccines Don’t Cause Autism” educates the public on the U.S. Centers for Disease and Control Prevention research findings that there is not a link between thimerosal and autism.  It states the background information behind thimerosal and that it has been used in vaccines as a preservative since the 1930’s. There is also a preservative free version of the vaccine that children can get if parents are concerned about their children’s health. The MMR vaccine which protects against measles, mumps, and rubella was also linked to cause autism but was later retracted due to lack of evidence.
  • The aspect of opposition in my paper is very important and is going to be the deciding point in whether my article is an effective argument or not. In order to create an effective argument I must have a lot of supporting information in favor of vaccination regarding opposing viewpoints. Many parents have become reluctant to vaccinate their children because of the controversy surrounding them. In order to persuade them to vaccine their children I will have to give them reliable information from many different sources. This article gives information regarding the background of vaccines and the future of vaccinations. I agree with the information in this article because it is backed by research and supported by doctors.

Park, Alice. “How Safe Are Vaccines? – TIME.” Breaking News, Analysis, Politics, Blogs, News Photos,Video, Tech Reviews – TIME.com. 21 May 2008. Web. 11 Nov. 2010.    <http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1808438-3,00.html&gt;.

  • In this article by Time Magazine it explores all problems that have recently been associated with vaccinations. It gives information about the link of autism but concentrates on the controversy of “my child, my choice.” It explores information on the policy that parents do not think it is correct that the government require all children to have vaccinations. It gives stories of mothers and their struggles and information on why the government requires vacations as a means of public health.  It also has a section on common ground in hopes that the government and mothers can come to a resolution which benefits everyone. According to the article they predict the resolution will be science and the consensus that some children have predispositions to disease.
  • I have had trouble finding information that academically gives both sides of the, my child, my choice controversy. This article gives examples of mothers in need and well as information from the government in a non bias manner. It also provides the public with resolutions and guides them in a manner which change could occur. I also hope to promote change in my essay and guide people toward a resolution in order to end controversies surrounding vaccinations and overall children’s wellbeing. I hope to make mothers rights and government public policy and section in my paper in order to give mothers information on their rights and in addition to promote understanding on why the government sets in place regulation.

“Parents Claim Religion to Avoid Vaccines for Kids – Health – Kids and Parenting – Msnbc.com.” Breaking News, Weather, Business, Health, Entertainment, Sports, Politics, Travel, Science, Technology, Local, US & World News- Msnbc.com. 17 Nov. 2009. Web. 11 Nov. 2010. <http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21347434/&gt;.

  • In order to get exempt from required vaccinations a small but growing number of parents have been signing off that due to their religious beliefs they will not get their children vaccinated. This exemption was set in place by law for religions who may have strong oppositions to vaccines and to support religious freedoms. Some parents even though their religious beliefs do not have rules against vaccinations use this to their advantage because they are worried for other reasons. The growing amount of parents that do this can risk infection, outbreaks, and spreading of diseases.
  • This article brings up another topic that parents in order to become exempt from vaccinations will claim their religious affiliation prohibits them from doing so. This article gives reasons of why parents should not do this because it can risk an outbreak and further infection. This will be another sub section under my topic of vaccinations and is an important topic to mention and give reasons why parents shouldn’t use this option. It gives specific example of groups that have used this option and have contracted measles. This will be helpful in using real world examples in my piece and making a statement with my audience.

Walker, Emily P. “Medical News: New CDC Study Finds Low Vaccination Rates – in Primary Care, Vaccines from
MedPage Today.” Medical News and Free CME from MedPage Today. Web. 11 Nov. 2010.                 <http://www.medpagetoday.com/PrimaryCare/Vaccines/15208&gt;.

  • Vaccination rates have been on the decline in recent years. This is due because of vaccination costs are high and as a society Americans do not take advantage of preventative medicine. Instead Americans only concentrate on health care issues when they become ill. Most people rely on their physicians for recommendation on vaccinations and training healthcare workers to be good role models is key. A study was released in which is found that adults knew little of the risks of vaccine preventable diseases.
  • This piece is important to my article because it calls exigence into the issue of vaccinations. Due to the fact that there is lower vaccination rate it is urgent to call upon action. This information will be used in the introduction of my piece so the audience is aware that this is an issue that needs to be paid attention to.  I agree with this article and its points and it is effective in stating its claim and supporting it with reasons and information.

Salvador, Lourdes. “American Chronicle | Injurious Inoculation – Is Vaccination Behind Children´s Declining Health?” American Chronicle. 1 June 2008. Web. 13 Nov.2010. <http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/view/63658&gt;.

  • Vaccinations are the cause of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), autism, attention deficit disorder (ADD), and multiple chemical sensitivity which have been on the rise in the past few decades. Neurodevelopment disorders began to grow around 1970 the same time vaccines given to children began to increase. The media plays a significant role along with the government and pharmaceutical industries in fearing Americans to getting vaccines. Researchers with conflicting information are often paid or employed to produce findings that agree with their views.
  • This article is written for and by opposition to my argument. It is important to understand their points and use information which they read and incorporate it into my argument. This information is what reinforces their views on their topic and I should apply this information in my argument to be seen as credible. I feel this article has its faults and seems radical in the manner it accuses the government of paying off researchers. It is important in creating an argument to understand all views of a subject and acknowledge the differing points.

Haskell, Meg. “Maine Kids’ Immunization Rates Decline — Bangor Daily News.” Maine High School and                 University Sports News and Scores — Bangor Daily News. 9 Mar. 2009. Web. 13 Nov. 2010.                 <http://new.bangordailynews.com/2009/03/09/politics/maine-kidsrsquo-immunization-rates- decline/>.

  • Maine has been experiencing a decrease in children’s vaccinations rates. Maine’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention blame the declining rates on the growing population of parents who think vaccinates are linked to autism and the economy. They say the parent’s fear is due to misinformation and they should vaccinate their children regardless. In terms of the economic condition federal funding has decreased making vaccinations too expensive for some families. They are hopeful that the proposed increase in state funding for vaccinations and the federal stimulus plan will increase vaccination rates.
  • This article again is information which validates and gives my argument exigence. Due to these declining numbers and parents’ negative beliefs towards vaccinations, information needs to be provided to cause a change. I will use this information as proof that the declining vaccinations for children is a problem and it is due partly to misinformation. If more information is created supporting children to get vaccinated then diseases will continue to be controlled.

Grace Harris- DRAFT

“Colorado Children’s Immunization Coalition – Fears, Myths & Misconceptions.” Colorado Children’s        Immunization Coalition- Welcome. Web. 11 Nov. 2010.               <http://www.childrensimmunization.org/fearsandmyths&gt;.

In this website it provides information to parents on why they should get their children vaccinated and helpful resources to getting their children vaccinated. It provides answers to common fears and myths associated with vaccinations. It also has information on vaccine safety, schedules for getting vaccinated and low cost immunizations so they are available to all families. The Coalition is a non-profit organization and their sole purpose is to increase the amount of children vaccinated in Colorado to keep children healthy.

This information will be very helpful because it is written for parents in educating them on reasons of why to get your children vaccinated. This is exactly how I hope to shape my essay and gives important insight for layout and organization of my paper. They present the information out in an effective, organized manner which doesn’t overwhelm the audience. Also the website doesn’t hid the oppositions view of their argument and gives valid reasons of why to vaccinate your children regardless of the controversies surrounding them. It breaks down information inside of vaccinations, how their children could easily come across diseases, and reasons to get vaccinated even though some diseases have been eliminated. It is a perfect example of how to effectively write for a public audience and turn complicated information into rhetoric which is understandable and relatable.

“Frequently Asked Questions About Immunizations.” KidsHealth – the Web’s Most Visited Site about      Children’s Health. Web. 11 Nov. 2010.         <http://kidshealth.org/parent/general/body/fact_myth_immunizations.html#&gt;.

This website is a broad website which gives parents information and resources regarding health for their children. This article provides information to parents on questions on the pros and cons of vaccination. It gives extensive detail on diseases which have been allegedly linked to vaccinations. It also gives information about if particular vaccines have been studied prior to going into circulation and how they can be assured that vaccination is safe.

This website gives important information about vaccines and particular diseases they are allegedly cause. This is a huge opposition to my argument and it is important to have a section dedicated to how these vaccines do not have these adverse side effects that people may think. It also gives other information to use against my opposition such as mothers who do not get their children vaccinated because they are too young and that these diseases have been eradicated and there is no need to be vaccinated. This website deals with these subjects in a question and answer format which makes this relatable and causal to mother putting it in conversation form.  I will include a section on opposition and hope for it to be in a relatable and understandable manner as this one is.

HealthiNation, By. “More Evidence That Vaccines Don’t Cause Autism.” Yahoo! Health. 13 Sept. 2010.     Web. 11 Nov. 2010.                 <http://health.yahoo.net/news/s/hsn/moreevidencethatvaccinesdontcauseautism&gt;.

In this article, “More Evidence The Vaccines Don’t Cause Autism” educates the public on the U.S. Centers for Disease and Control Prevention research findings that there is not a link between thimerosal and autism.  It states the background information behind thimerosal and that it has been used in vaccines as a preservative since the 1930’s. There is also a preservative free version of the vaccine that children can get if parents are concerned about their children’s health. The MMR vaccine which protects against measles, mumps, and rubella was also linked to cause autism but was later retracted due to lack of evidence.

The aspect of opposition in my paper is very important and is going to be the deciding point in whether my article is an effective argument or not. In order to create an effective argument I must have a lot of supporting information in favor of vaccination regarding opposing viewpoints. Many parents have become reluctant to vaccinate their children because of the controversy surrounding them. In order to persuade them to vaccine their children I will have to give them reliable information from many different sources. This article gives information regarding the background of vaccines and the future of vaccinations. I agree with the information in this article because it is backed by research and supported by doctors.

Park, Alice. “How Safe Are Vaccines? – TIME.” Breaking News, Analysis, Politics, Blogs, News Photos,      Video, Tech Reviews – TIME.com. 21 May 2008. Web. 11 Nov. 2010.    <http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1808438-3,00.html&gt;.

In this article by Time Magazine it explores all problems that have recently been associated with vaccinations. It gives information about the link of autism but concentrates on the controversy of “my child, my choice.” It explores information on the policy that parents do not think it is correct that the government require all children to have vaccinations. It gives stories of mothers and their struggles and information on why the government requires vacations as a means of public health.  It also has a section on common ground in hopes that the government and mothers can come to a resolution which benefits everyone. According to the article they predict the resolution will be science and the consensus that some children have predispositions to disease.

I have had trouble finding information that academically gives both sides of the, my child, my choice controversy. This article gives examples of mothers in need and well as information from the government in a non bias manner. It also provides the public with resolutions and guides them in a manner which change could occur. I also hope to promote change in my essay and guide people toward a resolution in order to end controversies surrounding vaccinations and overall children’s wellbeing. I hope to make mothers rights and government public policy and section in my paper in order to give mothers information on their rights and in addition to promote understanding on why the government sets in place regulation.

“Parents Claim Religion to Avoid Vaccines for Kids – Health – Kids and Parenting – Msnbc.com.” Breaking                News, Weather, Business, Health, Entertainment, Sports, Politics, Travel, Science, Technology,                 Local, US & World News- Msnbc.com. 17 Nov. 2009. Web. 11 Nov. 2010.   <http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21347434/&gt;.

In order to get exempt from required vaccinations a small but growing number of parents have been signing off that due to their religious beliefs they will not get their children vaccinated. This exemption was set in place by law for religions who may have strong oppositions to vaccines and to support religious freedoms. Some parents even though their religious beliefs do not have rules against vaccinations use this to their advantage because they are worried for other reasons. The growing amount of parents that do this can risk infection, outbreaks, and spreading of diseases.

This article brings up another topic that parents in order to become exempt from vaccinations will claim their religious affiliation prohibits them from doing so. This article gives reasons of why parents should not do this because it can risk an outbreak and further infection. This will be another sub section under my topic of vaccinations and is an important topic to mention and give reasons why parents shouldn’t use this option. It gives specific example of groups that have used this option and have contracted measles. This will be helpful in using real world examples in my piece and making a statement with my audience.

Walker, Emily P. “Medical News: New CDC Study Finds Low Vaccination Rates – in Primary Care, Vaccines              from MedPage Today.” Medical News and Free CME from MedPage Today. Web. 11 Nov. 2010.                 <http://www.medpagetoday.com/PrimaryCare/Vaccines/15208&gt;.

Vaccination rates have been on the decline in recent years. This is due because of vaccination costs are high and as a society Americans do not take advantage of preventative medicine. Instead Americans only concentrate on health care issues when they become ill. Most people rely on their physicians for recommendation on vaccinations and training healthcare workers to be good role models is key. A study was released in which is found that adults knew little of the risks of vaccine preventable diseases.

This piece is important to my article because it calls exigence into the issue of vaccinations. Due to the fact that there is lower vaccination rate it is urgent to call upon action. This information will be used in the introduction of my piece so the audience is aware that this is an issue that needs to be paid attention to.  I agree with this article and its points and it is effective in stating its claim and supporting it with reasons and information.

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3 responses

  1. marijuanaproject

    Good job- all the sources seem revelvant and credible- Each of the summaries gave me a good idea of what the article or website was about and they all seemed to apply to the topic of vacinations. It seems like you are aware of the rhetorical situation and understand what you are going to talk about for your sub topic.

    November 12, 2010 at 8:15 pm

  2. Grace,

    This all looks very good! I think it’s a great idea to bring in sources that support vaccination, and address the issues and fears of vaccinating. I was very surprised by some of the sources, for example the source from MedPage today saying that vaccination rates have been on the decline because of the high cost of vaccination. This is especially surprising to me with the general health of our society compared to years past.

    I think you do a great job of giving a broad overview of the different issues surrounding medication, but it might also be interesting to have a little more information on specific medications and the most pressing issues and medications for children to have in the modern day.

    -Greg

    November 12, 2010 at 8:18 pm

  3. gregbell1

    Grace,

    Good work, your annotated bibliography was very helpful explaining your sources and giving an in-depth look at how you would be using them. It also sparked my interest in your topic and made me want to read more into it.

    -Greg B.

    November 12, 2010 at 8:32 pm

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