Vaccination Conundrum Research Paper

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Vaccination conundrum
Angelo Carrion
Once upon a time…
Decades ago many children and adults contracted communicable diseases, including Tetanus, Polio, and Pertussis.
During that time, most people were much more frightened of the diseases than of the side effects of the vaccinations.
In Reality…
Today the situation is reversed.
In the era of helpful vaccines, many parents are becoming more concerned about the possible adverse effects.
Many parents of today have never experienced the consequences of these diseases and do not fully understand the dangers they impose.
The dilemma…

Part of the problem regarding vaccinations is that the public is not educated enough regarding the importance of vaccinations.
Also, it is largely due to the vast
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Vaccines are not 100% safe all of the time and not effective
What is a Serious Adverse Event? An adverse event is any undesirable experience associated with the use of a medical product in a patient.
All Adverse Events that are reported are NOT caused by the vaccines administered!

reason or chance?
Correlation does not always equal causation. Epidemiologic date can be cherry picked by biased groups to omit pertinent data that agrees with their views.
Each year millions of vaccinations are given to children and only a small percentage will experience adverse effects. Negative reactions can be found with any food or drug in any population control due to genetics or food allergies.

Most people are unfamiliar with the efficacy of scientific unbiased studies and those conducted with special interest groups
Misinformation comes from friends and family, websites with agendas, and co-workers.
Our beliefs are based on our personal source of gathering information. Most people do not take time to research what is told to them by someone or is reported as a news headline
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Some harmful substances ingested during pregnancy also have been associated with an increased risk of autism.
The Truth…
Reputable scientific studies have found no link between the MMR vaccine and autism.
There are a couple of reasons for this. Some parents of children with autism say they first noticed signs of autism a few days, weeks, or months after their child received MMR vaccine.

The Truth…
A second reason that some people think MMR vaccine may cause autism stems from a 1998 study published in the Lancet in the United Kingdom.
One of the authors claimed that MMR vaccine could contribute to the development of autism. This study received a great deal of media coverage.
The Truth…
It was followed by many larger population studies totaling thousands of children and conducted in several countries, including the U.S. These studies found that MMR vaccine is not responsible for a rise in autism.
It is also important to note, that 10 of the 13 authors of the 1998 Lancet study have withdrawn their support of the article.


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