Vaccinations : Really Worth The Shot?

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Vaccinations: Definitely Worth the Shot Vaccines are safer than ever and widely considered one of the greatest medical achievements of modern civilization. Childhood diseases, that were once a major problem, are now rare due to vaccinations. Immunizations are effectively changing the United States in so many ways. This includes: protecting others you care about, saving families time and money, and protecting future generations to come. Some citizens are objecting to vaccinations because of minor symptoms when they should really be looking at all the benefits they bring to us. The diseases are much worse than the potential side effects from the vaccines. People might not realize just what vaccine preventable-diseases can do. For instance, measles is fever, rash, pneumonia, brain infection and the leading cause of childhood blindness in the world. Some parents who do not want to vaccinate want to avoid anything that’s not natural for their kids. Tara Smith, associate professor of epidemiology at Kent State University, states, “If you want to do something natural, vaccination is far more natural that if your child ends up on a ventilator or needing antibiotics or if they end up with a brain infection so if you are trying to balance what’s the most natural way to take care of your child, I would say measles vaccine is pretty high up there” (Wallace, 1). In order to prevent re-occurring outbreaks, citizens must continue to get their vaccinations and make sure their children
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