Vaccines A Cure Or Curse?

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Vaccines a Cure or Curse? Vaccines were created to protect humans against disease. However, currently many people are questioning their use and many Americans are not vaccinating their children. Vaccines are used to prevent disease not cause more health problems which is why they should be encouraged by health clinics across America and required for children to attend public schools. Public schools should require students to be vaccinated to attend school to protect the health of every student and to prevent the spread of diseases in public places. Vaccines have almost been in use from the beginning of our country in the late 1700s. The first person to use the term vaccine was ,Edward Jenner, a doctor in England in 1796 (Kluger 43). Since then there have been fifteen other major vaccines created to protect from killer diseases such as the Measles, Tuberculosis, and Polio (Kluger 43). Polio was a major disease in the United States during the 1950s until the vaccine was created and mass-produced. Vaccines are an effective protective measure against disease; for example “ in 1952 there were 57,879 cases of polio in the U.S, and by 1961, just six years after the vaccine was introduced, the number was 1,312” (Kluger 41). With the introduction and wide spread use of the vaccine in the U.S during the 1950s the cases of Polio had a “98% reduction” rate (Kluger 41). American parents in the 1950s until now did not question the safety of vaccines because they saved millions of lives
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