The Pros And Cons Of The Great Vaccinations

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The Great Vaccination Debate There are several arguments and myths believed by parents who, as a result, chose not to have their children vaccinated. These arguments and myths include: overwhelming an infant’s immune system, unsafe contents of the vaccine, side-effects are worse than the disease, pharmaceutical and physician profit gain, and vaccines causing autism. These are all viable concerns for worried parents however, these concerns have no factual basis. Vaccines are incredibly important and should be a required for all children.
Vaccines provide protection against dangerous diseases that have plagued the world for thousands of years, leaving thousands of people seriously disabled or dead. Nevertheless, some parents have chosen not to have their children vaccinated, leaving these children susceptible to deadly diseases. With the spreading of anti-vaccine sentiments through social media, the developed world has seen an increase of vaccine-preventable illnesses (Hendrix 1). A vaccine works by giving a small weak or dead version of a virus to a person so that their immune systems will recognize and know how to fight off that certain disease (Melanie 1). There are more suggested vaccinations available today than ever before. Today, a fully vaccinated 2-year-old receives vaccinations for up to fourteen different diseases, and parents who were born in the 1970s and 80s were vaccinated against at least eight diseases (Haelle 4). Every state has vaccination laws,

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