Vaccine Pros And Cons Essay

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There has been controversy over vaccines for decades, but scientific research shows that they are more beneficial than harmful. They have stopped epidemics, but what is a vaccine? A Vaccine is the injection of a killed or weakened organism (living thing that causes the disease) that produces immunity in the body against that organism by letting the immune system “practice” on defeating that organism. Vaccines help save lives every day and not the contrary. Vaccines are proven to be very beneficial to society as a whole. Actually they have eliminated some very severe illnesses in the U.S.A like polio. Polio was an infectious disease that attacked the nervous system, and 13,000 to 20,000 cases that resulted in paralysis were reported until…show more content…
One of the many arguments about vaccines is that they don’t work because the majority of people who get sick are vaccinated. This argument is actually correct, but in many developed countries the majority of the population is vaccinated making the statistic true. Also we know today that 85%-95% of childhood vaccines are effective as stated by WHO. Many people also argue that the side effects outweigh the benefits. The most discussed side effect from a vaccine is autism from the MMR vaccine. This was proven false in multiple scientific studies all across the world. Discussed in a scientific paper published in the oxford journals stated that to this day every study that was performed to support an association between the MMR vaccine and autism have failed to support it. Vaccines save lives every day protecting the world from an epidemic every day. If a child isn’t vaccinated for a disease and they go to school, they can start spreading a new strain of a virus because it would mutate to get transferred to a vaccinated patient. People that don’t get vaccinations have the potential to make a super “bug’ without even knowing it just because of the mutations the organism will have to go through to infect other
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