Vaccination: Why Should Children Be Vaccine?

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Vaccine or no vaccine? Should people more importantly kids be vaccinated against disease such as mumps, measles, and rubella or would that hurt and make the child sick? This is a much debated question. Getting the vaccine would help the kid a lot by protecting him/her against many crucial and deadly diseases, but not getting vaccinated would not make the child sick from what could occur after the vaccine but, leaves the child at a huge risk. This is an important question because it lets everyone see both sides of the story, and educate many people on what would happen with and without taking the vaccine. I think that majority of children should be vaccinated unless there has been a previous family member who suffered largely from getting a vaccine. Polio mainly affects children under 5 years of age. One in 200 infections leads to irreversible paralysis. Among those paralyzed, 5% to 10% die when their breathing muscles become immobilized. Polio cases have decreased by over 99% since 1988, from an estimated 350 000 cases then, to 359 reported cases in 2014. The reduction is the result of the global effort to eradicate the disease. Today, Afghanistan and Pakistan remain polio-endemic, down from more than 125 in 1988. As long as a single child remains infected, children in all countries are at risk of contracting polio. Failure to eradicate polio from these last remaining strongholds could result in as many as 200000 new cases every year, within 10 years, all over the world.

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