Anti Vaccine Movement Essay

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The Anti-Vaccine Movement Vaccines are one of the most successful programs in modern health care. Vaccines have reduced, and in some cases eliminated serious infectious diseases. According to the Centers for Disease Control public support for vaccines remains high in the United States with a more than 95 percent vaccination rate (CDC 2015). However, there are still several who criticize vaccines and their effectiveness. In today’s society individuals who are against vaccinations believe that vaccines, most notably the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine, are causing our children to develop Autism. Many people who share this belief are involved in a movement known today as the anti-vaccine movement. While not a new movement, it is making headlines and gaining traction due to the…show more content…
("Autism | Definition of autism by Merriam-Webster," 2015) The evidence of Autism becoming widespread are indisputable. In the 1970s the incidence of Autism was 1 in 2,000. A March 2014 study released by the centers for disease control and prevention states that 1 in 68 children in the United States as having Autism spectrum disorder. ("Autism Prevalence | Autism Speaks," 2015.) Autism symptoms start to become evident around ____ months old, during that time period children are getting quite a few vaccinations. Followers of the anti-vaccine movement believe that it is the ingredients in these vaccinations, as well as the amount of vaccines that is causing the autism epidemic. The cause of Autism is unknown. Great strides are being taken to better understand the condition. Along with those are in depth studies on the vaccinations that are given to our children and when the symptoms of Autism start to develop. At this time there are no definitive studies that prove any connection between the MMR vaccine and

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