Vaccines And Its Effects On Society

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Throughout the history of medicine doctors have encounter many diseases. Unfortunately not all are restorable. Many scientists along with physicians have put in hard work and dedication to medicine study to find cures for each and every illness or diseases that exist today. Studies have proven that medicine alone cannot keep us all healthy; other mediums must take place in order for us to maintain a good immune system to fight off any pathogens trying to break us down. We have seen medicine teams evolving, for the purpose of others well being. Vaccines were created to help populations stay alive. Vaccines have been a part of our life for a while now; A vaccine is a product that produces immunity from a disease and can be administered…show more content…
Vaccines were created to prevent the spreading of diseases nationwide. This has been seen many times throughout history; causing many populations to be wiped out the map. European travelers were the first known as diseased people. It is proven that Europeans brought illness to the native American communities, such as bubonic plague, chicken pox, pneumonic plague, cholera, diphtheria, influenza, measles, scarlet fever, smallpox, typhus, tuberculosis, and whooping cough. Situations like this one are the types of situations medicine experts are trying to prevent. Today in order for a child to attend a public school they must have all their vaccines up to date, and if a child is not vaccinated he/ she is not allowed on campus until vaccines have been completed. This being, because children have weak immune systems still and anything can be harmful to them. And that is the main concern for the people who are not against vaccinations. It is believed by many scientist and doctors that it is important for our country to all be on the same page of preventing any possible outbreaks in our communities. Outbreaks can cause our children to become isolated from society because they are a risk factor to many more with very weak herd immunity. Herd immunity is a form of immunity that occurs when the vaccination of a significant portion of a population (or herd) provides a measure of protection for individuals who have not developed immunity. (Herd immunity
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