The Debate On Safety And Vaccinating A Child

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The Debate on Safety and Vaccinating a Child In recent years, having children vaccinated has become mandatory for many states. It is well known and common knowledge that almost every child will have a vaccination at some point in their younger years. As a matter of a fact, in many vaccinated cases, a child must be vaccinated before the age of 5 or entering kindergarten for the safety of the child and others. There are a number of vaccinations children may receive under 5 years of age. Examples of these would be Hepatitis A and B, DTaP (Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis), HIB (Haemophilus Influenza B), MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella), and the Varicella vaccinations. (Schedule, Timing and Booster Vaccinations, Ebscohost) These are the…show more content…
The whole MMR vaccination and Autism inspiration was first brought about by a three key points. In the book “The Everything Parent 's Guide To Vaccines: Balanced, Professional Advice To Help You Make The Best Decision For Your Child” the author told what they were in a very pleasant way. It stated “The first was an observation that the number of children diagnosed with Autism increased dramatically right around the same time the MMR combination vaccine was introduced in the United States and Great Britain. The second was based on a study by Dr. Andrew Wakefield in 1998 Published in the respected scientific journal Lancet. The third is based on the fact that children with Autism were first diagnosed with the condition right after they received the MMR vaccine.” (Leslie 67). However, these three points didn’t get a exceptional start because Dr. Wakefield was later found not credible and his license is under legal indictment. (Leslie 69) Since Dr. Wakefield as found uncredible it severely damaged his followers opinions, and did not help the theory that Autism and vaccinations are linked. Vaccinations are not something that was just invented a short time ago. In fact, they have been around for many decades.
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