This misconception that vaccines are harmful is yet another major problem that misleads parents into thinking that they should never vaccinate their child. This misconception should not be taken lightly. On December 27, 2000, the Journal of the American Medical Association reported that unvaccinated children were 22.2 times more likely to acquire measles and 5.9 times more likely to acquire pertussis (also known as whooping cough) than vaccinated children (Feikin et al. 3145). In a different article titled, Vaccine Verity, author Damaris Christensen says: If parents' fears over vaccine safety rise, public health officials worry that immunization rates will drop.
Tina Mak PSY101 Mon,Wed,Fri 12:30-1:20 Professor Kelley September 18,2015 Should Parents Avoid Vaccinating their Children? Parents and adults around the world have been very cautious when it comes to vaccinating their children. Some parents believe that vaccinations cause their child to have autism, while there are parents who believe children should get vaccinations to prevent diseases and viral infections. Amanda Gardner from Health Day Reporter states that “As long as vaccinations against disease have been around, there have been die-hard opponents convinced that these shots do more harm than good.” If parents do not vaccinate their children, then how are children going to fight off infections that they come in contact with? Researchers have concluded that vaccines are good for the health.
Many believe that immunizations don’t help prevent the illness, but have side effects worse than the real disease (Calandrillo). Most immunizations give protection for diseases that are no longer around, and can no longer harm us (Darden). Although, one day our bodies and immune systems will no longer accept the antibodies in vaccinations. On the other side, we are currently provided with the most safe and effective versions of vaccines that go through extensive tests. Immunizations are harmless, with the correct dosages of the antibodies, but they can have rare minor reactions (CDC).
One of the most controversial matters of today is the HPV vaccine. While some individuals view the vaccine as a preventative measure, others view it as the cause of a variety of medical issues, as well as, a free pass to be promiscuous. New York Times’ personal health columnist Jane Brody addresses some of the alleged cons associated with the HPV vaccine in her article “The Underused HPV Vaccine”. Brody’s purpose in writing this article is to inform about the misconceptions about the vaccine and, ultimately, convince the adult readers that it is more beneficial to be vaccinated than harmful. Brody’s appeal to logic, application of ethos, and choice of diction effectively convinces the audience that the HPV vaccine should be utilized to their
Opposing views claim all children do not need to receive vaccinations. For example, infants receive many vaccinations at once and anti-vaccine people believe vaccinations have caused an increase in autism. Statistics have shown only one percent of children receiving vaccinations develop autism and in the one percent affected, an older sibling also had autism. Other factors involve certain religions and beliefs and those people with religious beliefs and children who develop an allergic reaction to the vaccine should not receive vaccinations. Vaccinations will always be important due to the advances in medical science.
Vaccinations may create substantial evidence as to why vaccinations should not be given, but vaccinating children still trumps all. When a child is vaccinated, it provides a better environment for everyone in the future, those around us, and the risk that is present now. By getting vaccinations, all the ‘what-ifs’ surrounding life-threatening diseases are diminished. According to statistics, vaccinations are said to “avert 2 and 3 million deaths each year” (Immunization). If a terrible disease has the opportunity to be stopped, why not stop it?
A vaccination is just a shot containing the dead or weak germ of the disease. It allows your body to learn what they should fight against. However, the vaccine effects will not make you sick, since it’s not an alive germ. As the disease enters the body, it alarms the your defense system and starts to create antibodies to kill the germ. The vaccine strengthens your immune system, so a disease will never infect you even if you come in contact with someone who has one.
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The benefits of getting vaccines is much better than the possible side effects of pain, redness, and tenderness at the place of the needle injection. Cases of serious allergic reactions to certain vaccines are very rare, there are no serious side effects (5 Important Reasons). In fact, many people feel that illnesses such as polio and measles, are gone and will no longer be a threat to Americans, because of vaccines. However, there will still be problems in the developing countries. In many cases, for many vaccines, you only have to be vaccinated once, they are painless and last for life (9 Major).
Anti-vaccine supporters strongly protest against vaccines primarily because they contain harmful ingredients. Indeed, this is true, but many pro-vaccine supporters urge that these ingredients are found in such minuscule quantities that they are deemed harmless. In fact, they claim that “Children are exposed to more aluminum in breast milk and infant formula than they are exposed to in vaccines.” Not to mention, the CDC and the FDA insist that vaccines are thoroughly tested and made safe. Although countless anti-vaccine protesters believe that vaccines are the origin of many autism cases, there is no definite evidence proving a link between vaccinations and autism. In 1998, scientist Andrew Wakefield published an article stating that his experiment has proven that vaccines cause autism.