Vaccines Are More Effective As Adults

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For the past few years, stories about vaccines have been told all over the news. There have been many arguments about them. People have been against them for personal reasons and because they are simply misinformed. However, what these people do not realize is how the benefits outweigh the risks. The benefits protect individuals as well as the community. Children are exposed to more risks, but some vaccines are more effective as adults. The risks of vaccines are extremely rare and should not be feared.
Vaccinations not only affect an individual, but also affect the entire community. Vaccines help protect the community from getting deathly diseases that could easily be prevented with a simple shot. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2015, one hundred sixty nine cases and five outbreaks were reported in the United States. All cases were reportedly linked to the first outbreak in California. The disease spread in twenty states such as Washington, Utah, Texas, South Dakota, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, Nevada, New York, New Jersey, Nebraska, Minnesota, Michigan, Massachusetts, Illinois, Georgia, Florida, Delaware, Colorado, California, and Arizona (“Measles Cases and Outbreaks.”) The only way to possibly be immune to a disease is to have it. The death rate has changed over the years. Before the varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, one hundred to one hundred and fifty people died and ten thousand people were hospitalized each year in the United States
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