Autism And Vaccination Essay

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One of the most controversial stories in today’s medicine is between autism and vaccinations. Autism is a disorder that makes it difficult for people to communicate with others and form relationships with them. It has been thought that vaccinations that children receive at an early age cause autism. Autism has become more prevalent over the years and scientists are still unsure how the disorder has come about. Some parents have taken it upon themselves to not vaccinate their children because they believe it will cause their child to become autistic. The real question is do vaccines really cause autism and if so which vaccine is it?
People in today’s society hear more about autism and its prevalence in school systems than they did ten years ago. A study was done between 2002 and 2006 in the state of New Jersey to determine whether or not autism was becoming more and more prevalent. “For 2006, a total of 533 children with autism spectrum disorder were identified, consistent with prevalence of 17.4 per 1000, indicating a significant increase in the disorder from 2002 where the prevalence was
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Although the idea that there is a link between autism and vaccinations has be scientifically rejected, it still heavily influences parents’ decisions (Bazzano et al., 2012). According to Bazzano et al. (2012), they surveyed 197 of 460 eligible parents of children with autism and half of them discontinued or changed their vaccination practices. It is legal for parents to not have their children vaccinated, however they cannot go to most public schools because they are not following the vaccination guidelines. However, children can come into contact with one another not only just at school but in public places. Some parents question whether or not they want their children around others who have not been
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