Vaccines: A Short Story

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Imagine sitting in class taking a spelling test in the 3rd grade. The only sound is the sound of people 's pens and pencils on paper and the occasional page turn. All of a sudden a student starts moving in his seat, sighing and pounding their hand on their desk. Everyone looks, but no one says anything. They all return to their tests as the child continues to sigh and occasionally pound on the desk. The person next to him asks him to stop and all things go south. He starts yelling, screaming, and throwing his pencil across the room. The teacher tries to make him sit down, but the student starts getting physical. He punches the teacher and runs out of the room. The question in everyone 's head? Why? Though we have been told the opposite for…show more content…
Julie Snoeberger, mom of 2, vaccinated both of her children. Her daughter got all of her vaccines with no problems. She is now 19 and completely normal. When Snoeberger began to vaccinate her son when he was 12 months old, he began to develop chronic ear infections. At 18 months old, her son received the MMR vaccine, a vaccine to fight measles, mumps, and rubella. Snoeberger reports the vaccine “transformed him within 48 hours from a happy, verbal child to one who was violent, antisocial and had "lost all his words." (“Who’s Afraid”). Though ear infections are very common in infants and the fact that autistic behavior begins to show itself at the age her son got the vaccines, Snoeberger stopped vaccinating her child. Snoeberger reported that her son is now a typical teenager because he did not receive all of his…show more content…
Vaccines cannot cause autism because autism is too complicated to be caused by a simple vaccination. Vaccines are a way to protect ourselves and our children and should always be administered to the little ones in our lives. With any product there are negative side effects and positive side effects. Sometimes those side effects can look a lot like autism even though they are not. When someone decides that they don’t want to vaccinate their children, they do not only endanger their child, they endanger the people around them. Because a vaccine only works 95% of the time, those people in the 5% can contract the disease from the people who did not get the vaccine. Which is why vaccinations should be controlled by the government, and not the parents. When irresponsible parents decide their child cannot and should not be vaccinated, they put all the people around them at risk of sickness and even

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