The Ethics Of Vaccination Research

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Vaccinations are used by introducing a minute portion of a certain disease to the body, forcing the creation of antibodies that will fight the same foreign antigen at a later time if the person is ever re-exposed (Loeffler, Hart, p.398). Pursuing the idea that we have the ability to eradicate certain diseases on a global level has been the dream of researchers in the field of vaccination development for years. This idea is intriguing to the entire population, although it has only ever been accomplished in the case of smallpox. Due to the obstacles standing in the way of researchers, this may never happen again. Many parents have recently shown concern in regards to vaccinating their children, mainly based on the belief that vaccinations can
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