Persuasive Essay On Vaccines

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Immunizations prevent millions of deaths every year around the world. They are one of the most successful public health interventions and an additional 1.5 million deaths could be avoided if global coverage improves (“10 Facts on Immunization”). Vaccines have been around since before the 1800s and they have been helping us fight against diseases for over 200 years. They have taken fatal diseases, like smallpox, and completely wiped them out. However, there are many people that are still against vaccines and would never consider vaccinating themselves or their kids. They think that the ingredients are dangerous and that the possible side effects are worse than the disease itself. The thing they don’t realize is that their decision to not vaccinate their child is affecting everyone who will be around them. Having a child at school who is not vaccinated will put all the other children who did get their vaccinations at risk and that is not fair to them. It is understandable that some people might not want the government interfering with their medical decisions, but the government is doing it for a reason. They want to keep everyone safe and healthy and they want to stop major outbreaks of preventable diseases from ever happening again. All children should be required to get vaccinations and continue to get them throughout their life in order to prevent future outbreaks of diseases and protect everyone that will be around them.
The first vaccine was introduced in 1796 by a
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