Vaccinating Children Argumentative Essay

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Child vaccinations ensure that children have a well-armed immune system to fight off deadly diseases. Vaccinations contain antigens that trigger the immune system to make antibodies for that specific disease; this allows the body to think it has been infected, without causing the person any symptoms (Reddy 1). Throughout the United States, parents have been debating whether to delay, refuse, or accept the vaccinations that are given to their children. Why would you not want to give your child the best possible chance to fight off a deadly disease? Vaccinating children does not only affect the child, but also the community. Vaccinations are covered by all child insurances; costing parents very little compared to having many hospital bills if …show more content…

“A study of nearly 100,000 children found that toddlers known to have an elevated risk of autism were no more likely to be diagnosed with the disorder if they were vaccinated against measles, mumps, and rubella than if they weren’t . . . the diagnosis rate for high-risk children who were vaccinated was the same as for immunized children with no family history of the disorder” (Healy 1). What research has found is that there is a link between autism and “exposure to metabolic abnormalities during a crucial part of fetal brain development” (Healy 1). Researchers have also found a link that the sperm from men who have autistic children have distinct patterns to the way the sperm regulate gene activity (Healy 1). The mother having Type 2 diabetes has also been a repeating factor to children developing autism. The risk is greater when the mother develops the Type 2 diabetes during pregnancy. These findings not only prove that the link of autism to vaccinations is completely false, but a child’s chance of being autistic stems from before or during pregnancy, way before a vaccination is given to the

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