Pros And Cons Of Vaccines

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vaccines than by the diseases themselves” (Wisconsin for Vaccine choice). The first example of this, in Vaccines a Reappraisal, Dr. Richard Moskowitz points out an example of a parent who left the exam room for a moment and never had the opportunity to give or refuse permission for the doctor to give their child a flu shot. A few days later the child was found blue in his crib and rushed to the hospital. Regrettably, this child suffered severe brain damage, and the doctors encouraged the parents to remove the child from life support (110). Furthermore, he recognizes there are the parents who have to live with the guilt, like this example, “My son died 40 hours after his 2-month shots. I’d never heard of vaccine injury before. I feel guilty every day because it was the one thing I didn’t look into and wish I did” (Moskowitz 51). The current trend to choose not vaccinating children causes legitimate concerns about the spread of disease and receives a great deal of news coverage; while the mainstream media under-reports the numerous stories of children injured and dying from vaccinations.
Not all doctors believe that vaccine injury needs to happen to children. In What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Children’s Vaccinations, Dr. Stephanie Cave points out an example of Dr. Viera Scheibner, while studying SIDS, she determined that “vaccination is the single most … preventable cause of infant deaths” (Cave 113). Parents should not be required to accept the possible risk of
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