The History of Vaccines

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The history of vaccines began with the creation of a smallpox vaccination developed by Edward Jenner and ended in extreme debate as more locations require vaccines despite dangerous side effects. Forty-two states have mandatory vaccine policies and many children are required to receive at least 22 vaccinations before the first grade. Vaccinations, a controversial topic among medical professionals, should not be mandatory due to possible health risks.
Despite common belief, vaccinations are actually immune suppressing—that is they impair proper function of our immune systems—because of chemicals found inside the vaccines. To stabilize, preserve, and prevent loss of potency of vaccines, chemicals are added. Common substances that can be found in many routine vaccinations include: aluminum, egg protein, formaldehyde, and thimerosal. Aluminum is added as adjuvants to stimulate a better response to a vaccine. When aluminum, a neurotoxin, is in adjuvant form, it carries a risk for autoimmunity, long-term brain inflammation and other associated neurological complications. The ingredient egg protein, prepared using chicken eggs, is found in both influenza and yellow fever vaccines. Egg allergy is one of the most common food allergies in children; consequently, allergic reaction to egg protein is common. Formaldehyde is used to inactivate bacterial product for toxoid vaccines. Toxoid vaccines are vaccines that use an inactive bacterial toxin in the pursuance of immunity. After
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