Pros And Cons Of Obligatory Vaccines

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Maribeth Reilly
Ms. Woodyard
Honors British Literature
5 December 2017 Obligatory Vaccinations Vaccines work by having a weakened form of a disease introduced into a patient’s body usually by injection. The immune system of the patient reacts to the vaccine by making antibodies. Then the antibodies destroy the vaccine germs. The antibodies stay inside the person and that is what gives the body immunity. Antibodies are what protects the body from a real disease if it ever came into it. One of side of this argument is for vaccines being mandatory for the sake of the health of others and the country. Objectors of vaccines think that vaccinations cause autism, take away rights, and are insignificant. This topic is very controversial but it is important to know the truth about vaccines. Vaccines protect everyone, from the person vaccinated to the people around them, making them a safe choice for parents that should be mandatory. Vaccines protect the population from having a worldwide pandemic. Unvaccinated children and adults serve as a “reservoir for infection” and can pass on the diseases to people who are not immunized or can not be due to medical problems. (Heusel). This is very dangerous to society and can lead to numerous deaths. If a child does not obtain the vaccination and gets the disease, kids around them could contract it. An measles outbreak occurred in 2005 and 2008. In 2005, “an unvaccinated teenager who developed measles while visiting Romania
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