Vaccination Research : Vaccines And Vaccines

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Vaccination Research In colonial America in the 1700’s the smallpox virus was spreading throughout the population, and killing as many of half of the people who were contracting the virus. According to pbs.org the earliest form of vaccinations was called “inoculation” and was being debated if it was considered safe. The fear was understandable, because the process to inoculate against the smallpox was riskier than todays modern vaccine. In the 1700’s inoculating statistics proved that it helped reduce the number of deaths. Inoculating took weeks and in the 1700’s George Washington did not have many soldiers to spare if one contracted small pox. Today, may historians credit inoculating with helping the Continental Army win the…show more content…
The Centers for Disease Control recommend that by the time a child is six years of age, gets twenty-eight doses of ten vaccinations. According to vaccines.procon.org “Proponents say that vaccination is safe and one of the greatest health developments of the 20th century. They point out that illnesses, including rubella, diphtheria, smallpox, polio, and whooping cough, are now prevented by vaccination and millions of children’s lives are saved. They contend adverse reactions to vaccines are extremely rare.” If a parent chooses not to vaccinate his or her child, what can he or she do to prevent the child from getting the diseases listed? Vaccines.procon.org states that people who oppose vaccinations state that children’s bodies can self heal and injecting vaccinations into a child’s body can cause many different side effects such as seizures, paralysis, and even death. They state that numerous studies prove that vaccines cause ADHD, autism, and diabetes. Some people believe that vaccinating a child is not worth the risk of the side effects that could occur, but if a child is to come into contact with another child that has not been vaccinated they are putting more than themselves at risk. This is when the Government makes the decision on whether a child is vaccinated. According to parents.com “Most of the recent
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