Persuasive Speech Outline On Immunizations

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Persuasive Speech Outline


Specific Purpose: The specific purpose of my topic is to persuade my audience that immunizations are important and actually do more good than harm.

Thesis: Immunizations are one of the most important medical advances in history. They have severely reduced the effects of dozens of viral infections and everyone should consider getting immunized.

Introduction: Take a good look. These are the effects of just some of dozens of infectious diseases we are dealing with today. Pretty gross isn’t it? Well here is the good news. These diseases are preventable. With the medical achievement of vaccinations, most viral infections have been significantly reduced if not completely eradicated. Everyone should get their vaccinations in order to protect both themselves and the people around them.

Transition: In order to understand why vaccinations are so important, it is first fundamental to understand how they work.

I. (Video: 40 seconds) Vaccinations contain a dead or weakened strand of a virus that is injected into the body so that it can begin fighting the virus and make antibodies.
A. According to Paul Offit, chief of the division of infectious diseases and the director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, “Vaccines induce the protective immunity that is a consequence of natural infection, without having to pay the price of [becoming sick with] a natural infection (15 Things You Need To

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