Pros And Dangers Of Vaccines

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“Health is not valued till sickness comes” (Fuller). People who have good health may take for granted that they do not get ill very often, but when they do get sick it is devastating. Health is a monumental factor in people’s lives because it can change their lifestyle and well-being. Vaccines can help prevent many humans from contracting or spreading a disease so more people may be in better health. Vaccinations can help people to prevent the spread of disease to others, they can help individuals from having to suffer through the symptoms of disease, and they have instrumentally progressed modern medical technology.
Vaccinations have greatly impacted the world in disease control by creating immunity among humans. People born with immune
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Many pregnant women are not allowed to get vaccines because it could potentially cause harm to them or their child (Vaccines). In order for these women to not get a vaccine- preventable disease, other people can get the vaccine so they do not have the disease to pass on to an expecting woman. Anyone who has allergies to any ingredients of certain vaccines also may not be able to get a vaccine (Vaccines). Life- threatening allergies definitely prevent anyone from getting a vaccine so others without allergies can get immune from diseases and keep those people from getting sick. Some people may have an illness or other health problem such as lung, liver, or nervous system issues that does not allow them to get vaccines (Glück and Müller- Ladner). Getting a vaccine while having severe health problems can be very dangerous by increasing the chance of worsening sickness or endangering organs or other bodily systems. The more people get vaccinated, the more it can help people who cannot be vaccinated and protected against …show more content…
“Rubella (also known as German measles) for example, infected roughly 48,000 people a year in the mid-20th century; today, that number is less than two dozen” (Mandatory). The increased use of vaccines have helped decrease the amount of people who contracted certain diseases. Even in such a short amount of time, in comparison, the number of diseased people has greatly diminished since the start of effective vaccines. Some diseases have been eradicated such as polio because of the use of vaccines (Mandatory). As less people are affected by disease, the spread of the disease becomes smaller and more controllable to a certain point where the disease is no longer active. “More than 90 percent of US children are immunized against measles, mumps, whooping cough, hepatitis B, and other disease. Rates of these diseases are at or near historic lows” (Engdahl 154). Vaccinations decreased disease amongst many people, especially children which can greatly impact the future particularly for them. Generation to generation with new medical advancements, many diseases do not occur very often or at all so people do not have to deal with them anymore. Many dangerous, infectious illnesses could be entirely eradicated for the next generation keeping them safe from a horrible disease. Some diseases have all time low rates of infection due to

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