Essay On The Importance Of Vaccines

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Vaccines: Are They Important To Your Health?

Have you ever had a vaccine? A vaccine is a shot of damaged cell that protect us against acute disease. Vaccines have been around for more than 50 years (2). Each year 2.5 million deaths are prevented by vaccinations (4). There are 16 vaccines that are in use to protect children and teens (6). People/ children should get vaccines regularly to prevent the diseases and stay healthier. Some groups of people argue that vaccines are bad for you but all vaccines are FDA tested before use and required by schools (2). Today vaccines protect children and teens from 16 diseases that can have a terrible effect on their young victims that are left unvaccinated (2). Vaccines have kept children healthy and saved millions of lives for more than 50 years (3). Just in one year 2.5 million deaths were prevented and vaccines have 90-99% effectiveness in preventing diseases (2). Small pox was a disease that has been basically eradicated because of a vaccination. Many people were killed because of whooping cough and polio both of which also are not a big problem for people today. Vaccinations scare some but they can help save lives. Before parents take a child to the doctor one question they might wonder about is: How
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People may want to know the average percent in decrease of deaths. To name a few for instance the measles vaccine has decreased childhood deaths from measles by 74% (5). New England Journal of Medicine July issue study found that 80% of children under 5 years of age who has contracted whooping cough had been fully vaccinated (3). In more recent outbreaks among isolation, primitive people, the death rate among measles cases average 20-30%. The death rates can seem overwhelming when people think about it, for instance people don’t realize how many lives are saved each year. To protect future generations from these serious diseases keep vaccinations up to

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