Pros And Cons Of Vaccines To Immunize Children

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There are many positives to consider when deciding to immunize children. The first of many reasons being that vaccines save many children’s lives each year. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, vaccines prove to be effective between 90-99% of the time in preventing diseases (American Academy of Pediatrics, 2013b). Even if the child develops the disease later on, the symptoms that they experience will be reduced compared to a child who developed the disease but was never vaccinated (American Academy of Pediatrics, 2013b). An argument from the opposing side is that the side effects from the vaccinations are not worth exposing their child to, but most of the side effects are mild and do not last long (Centers for Disease Control,

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