Should We Keep Us Healthy? Essay

1581 Words Apr 13th, 2015 null Page
Keep Us Healthy Recently there has been a bunch of controversy going around the news and social media about how vaccinations are useless, can cause diseases, and death. There are certain circumstances where this can happen, but it is very rare. As of the 2014 school year, all the states in the United States of America required each child, attending the school, to be immunized with certain vaccines. These certain vaccines protect against: tetanus, measles, rubella, diphtheria, and polio. I can understand if the people against vaccines were just talking about the influenza, but they aren’t. With the influenza virus the producers only pick a few strands that they feel will have a great impact on the population. If we look back to last year, there was a flu outbreak across the United States. Last year 53% of children, 44% of adults under the age of 65, and 61% of older adults were not immunized with the influenza vaccine. As you can see, vaccinations a very important for everyone, especially babies and children, and they should be given to help prevent diseases. Let’s start off with discussing why vaccines are so important. Immunizations are safe, and are being worked on to become even safer. While the vaccines are in the lab scientist perform a massive amount of testing before it can be packaged and sent out to doctors’ offices. Also, immunizations keep your child safe from serious diseases by promoting the immune system to produce antibodies against the virus or bacteria…

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