Vaccinations Are Not Network For Autism Spectrum Disorder ( Asd )

1455 Words Mar 17th, 2015 6 Pages
Over many years, we have gained more and more knowledge in the medical field. We have learned new information about diseases, cures, and technology that can be used to help our society stay healthy. Vaccinations are one of the ways doctors help prevent people from getting various diseases such as polio and the measles. However, some peoples’ beliefs and religions get in the way of them taking vaccines. Also, some parents believe that vaccinations are linked to autism and refuse to let their children get vaccinated. For many years, people have been having controversies over this subject, but I believe that we should require kids to have vaccinations to keep society healthy and stable. First, studies and research have shown that …show more content…
This doesn’t mean that doctors have cancelled out the connection between vaccines and all disorders, but autism definitely has no link. Also, if parents think not vaccinating their child will prevent them from getting autism, research has shown that kids who are vaccinated have the same rates of getting autism than those who haven’t. So if you are a parent deciding whether or not to vaccinate your child, autism isn’t something you should consider. Secondly, vaccines can help save lives. It is important for parents to know that not giving their child a vaccination is even riskier than getting one. Many diseases can be prevented by vaccines including Hepatitis B, polio, MMR, chicken pox, HiB, smallpox, pertussis, diphtheria, and influenza. Vaccines work in a fascinating way. Getting a vaccine helps develop immunity in yourself by imitating an infection. However, this infection does not cause illness. The vaccine actually makes the immune system develop the same response as it would to a real infection (“How Vaccines Prevent Diseases”). This way the body can recognize and fight the disease in the future. Sometimes, people develop minor symptoms, such as fever, but these are normal and should be expected. Research has shown that the year a vaccine for a disease was licensed, the number of cases for that disease started to decline. For example, the number of polio cases

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