Pros And Cons Of Vaccination

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Vaccines and Immunizations
Why immunize? That seems to be an issue that has been presenting itself in today’s society. There is a lot of research backing the importance of immunizations, but it seems people still have their doubts, causing quite a bit of controversy over the topic. Some feel that vaccines can cause more harm than good. Some feel it will be a gateway for causing adverse effects and conditions. A world without vaccines would be full of illness and diseases. Thanks to vaccines a lot of diseases are almost gone from the U.S. today. According to CDC, in 1979, Japan decided to reduce their pertussis vaccinations and as a result they suffered a major epidemic resulting in 13,000 cases of whooping cough and 41 deaths. In 1981 they …show more content…

Influenza vaccines are a source for protecting oneself as well as others you may come in contact with. The vaccines undergo a review every year by the FDA to assure its safety and potency before it is approved for immunization for the public.
It is crucial for children to get vaccinated, the reason being is because their immune system is still developing because it hasn’t had the chance to develop various antibodies needed to fight against disease. Vaccines are like a training course for the immune system. They prepare the body to fight disease without exposing the patient to disease symptoms. Immunizations for them will give them a chance to better fight off disease because when they get vaccinated they are receiving dead or weakened antigens so that the body recognizes the foreign invaders and starts developing antibodies. During this process the vaccine will not cause infection because of how weakened the antigens are. The antibodies that are developed during initial contact with the antigen will eventually breakdown, but during this process the body is making immune cells called memory cells that will be stored in the body for later use to fight off infection.
The CDC has recommended guidelines with time frames that specify at which age each specific immunization is advocated. CDC recommends a childhood vaccine schedule to ensure children get the best protection during

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