Vaccination

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I. Introduction
a. Audience Hook: In the early 50’s polio paralyzed thousands, in the early 40’s Pertussis (whooping cough) caused 8000 deaths and there were millions of reported cases of measles before 1963. Thanks to immunization, the numbers of cases reported have declined tremendously and in some diseases, there are zero cases to report.
b. Thesis Statement: Research shows that the benefits of vaccination outweigh the risks because vaccines can prevent serious illness and disease in individuals, vaccinations can also prevent widespread outbreaks of diseases in populations and the side effect of vaccinations, though occasionally serious, are vary rare.
c. Preview of Main Points:
i. The benefits of vaccinations far outweigh the
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According to the National Network for Immunization Information (NNii), “Before vaccines became widely used, infectious diseases killed thousands of children and adults each year in the United States.” (National Network for Immunization Information, 2010) I believe that this visual aid shows my main point in that vaccine do prevent illness, death and have eradicated some diseases.

Visual Aid Script
This visual aid is about the effects of vaccines. Vaccinations are one of the greatest achievements of medicine. Over the years, vaccines have helped prevent many diseases, illness, and death. I have taken data from the National Network for Immunization Information (NNii) and listed six diseases that show the number of cases reported before vaccines became widely used and the number of cases reported after years of vaccine use. Today many question the use of vaccines since we no longer see huge outbreaks of measles for example. My presentation shows the effects of pre-vaccinations. If parents stop vaccinating because we no longer see outbreaks in diseases, the numbers will start to climb in reported cases. According to Dr. Jenkins, “Many parents never saw diseases or heard of someone who had polio or diphtheria, so they don’t have a sense of that life is like without immunity.” (American Academy of Pediatrics, 2013) Vaccines are given as a preventative measure, we would very likely see
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