Vaccination Informative Speech

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Vaccinations… what do they mean to you? Well whatever your response was it should have been along the lines of how significant and life changing they are. By getting a vaccination you are helping to prevent the spread of a virus or disease, measles being one of them. Measles is one of the nastiest most contagious of all diseases. The measles is an air born disease spread though cough and sneezing of those infected. Symptoms include fever, cough, runny nose, and red eyes. After the symptoms you may begin to notice the forming of small white spots within the mouth and a red flat rash on the face and spreading to the rest of the body will follow. Complications could occur such as blindness, inflammation of the brain, and pneumonia. There are no specific treatments available but supportive care such as drinking plenty of fluids, maintain a healthy diet, and medications to control the fever.…show more content…
in the 2000s. But, have recently found their way back , infecting many people, there has been more than”140 new cases” reported. “The outbreak started at Disneyland in Southern California when a visitor infected with the virus passed it on to seven other visitors, six of whom weren’t vaccinated.” This is where the importance of vaccinations comes into play. By not getting a vaccination not only are you putting yourself at risk but others are being put at risk. The ones who cannot get vaccinations such as “newborn infants, people with vaccine allergies, and [others] with medical conditions”, depend on everyone around them to be vaccinated, so the disease isn’t spread. Would you really want to be the cause of the worsening of an illness just because you didn’t get a
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