Childhood Vaccinations And Its Effects On Children Essay

1133 Words Sep 30th, 2015 5 Pages
According to The CDC, everyday approximately 11,000 babies are born in the United States of America (Martin 7). However there are many parents who are uncertain about the potential side effects of all the vaccines at such an early time. They think that immunizations are going to harm their children by causing them to develop neurological deficits. Unfortunately, with the schools putting pressure on the parents by creating mandatory vaccination requirements as part of the admission process. Although childhood vaccinations have proven to significantly decrease mortality rates, the parents who refuse to follow the required immunization regimen are not being neglectful. These parents believe that vaccination is a major cause of autism.
First, I would like to introduce the different types of vaccines and how they are being manufactured. Vaccines are made from either weakened, killed, or particles of the bacteria or viruses. There is also another type of vaccine that is made from the toxins or poisons made by the germs (Berwald). People who receive the vaccines containing weakened bacteria or viruses will only develop a mild case of the original disease with little or no symptoms. The vaccines made with killed bacteria or viruses will not develop the disease or the symptoms of it. The last category of vaccine is toxoid. A Toxoid vaccine is made up of poisons produced by the germs that have been made harmless. Example one of this type of vaccines is Tetanus. These…

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