Don 't Wait Vaccinate !

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Don’t Wait Vaccinate! Children are one of the most precious gifts from God that an individual can receive. Since the lives of children are so important, parents do their best to take good care of their children during their youth, because they are vulnerable to many diseases due to their weak immunity. Several children suffer from sickness early in their lives, but vaccinations could stop the sicknesses from occurring. The purpose of vaccines is to give an individual immunity to a disease before it has a chance of making him or her sick. Vaccines are composed of the same germs that causes the diseases, but the germs are dead or weakened so they will not cause people to become ill. A person’s immune system reacts to a vaccine the same…show more content…
Vaccinations are important because they can save the lives of children and allow more protection against diseases. Before vaccinations, thousands of infants, children and adults died from different types of diseases. Because of advances in medical science, children can be protected against more diseases than ever before. Some diseases that once injured or killed thousands of children, have been eliminated and others are close to being. One example of the great impact that vaccines can have is the elimination of polio in the United States. Polio was once America’s most-feared disease, causing death and paralysis across the country, but today, thanks to vaccination, there are no reports of polio in the United States. In Terho Heikkinen’s journal entry he explains that “the rate of mortality from pneumonia and influenza among [people] dropped dramatically with the initiation of the vaccination program; however, after the program was discontinued, the excess mortality rates started to increase rapidly” (226). Liz Szabo writes, “according to the CDC, vaccines given to infants and young children over the past two decades will prevent 322 million illnesses, 21 million hospitalizations and 732,000 deaths over the course of their lifetimes.” Countless researchers have discovered that vaccinations have proven to protect individuals from deadly diseases.
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