The Benefits Of Mandatory Vaccinations

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Mandatory Vaccinations?
In the recent year’s individuals, have become franticly worried about vaccinations being potentially harmful. Online misinformation has convinced some people that vaccinations lead to long term effects and diseases such as Alzheimer’s and autism. Conspiracies even have people believing vaccinations are a part of a governmental scheme to control society. Although these controversies and theories are out there, vaccinations should be mandatory for people who attend school systems where a large group of people are present. Vaccinations have many purposes and are crucial when looking at its benefits from a large-scale view. Vaccinations help build and protect the immune system, prevent epidemics from occurring, and have
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Vaccinations work with the immune system so it can help fight a disease or virus. When a virus enters the blood stream, they advance and reproduce which turns into a flu. The infection enables the sicknesses and the body’s immune system has the role of fighting the infection. When the infection has been beat, our body recognizes it to protect itself from that disease in the future. The purpose of these is to help develop stronger immunity by duplicate a infection, but this infection does not cause illness. The purpose of this is to help the immune system develop the same response as it would to a real infection which allows our bodies to recognize the infection. As stated by the centers of disease control A 2014 study showed that the vaccine for the flu decreased children’s risk of flu-related entree by 74% during flu seasons from 2010-2012. There are many other studies showing effective results such as this. Vaccines are an important part of reducing viruses and protecting the …show more content…
Vaccines prevented large epidemic breakouts which saved millions of lives. What would have happened if we didn’t use them? In our past, thousands of people in the U.S. died every year from diseases like whooping cough, polio, influenza, and rubella. As vaccines were advancing and became widely used, rates of diseases subsided until today most of them are nearly gone. Nearly everyone in the U.S. got measles before there was a vaccine, and hundreds died from it each year. Today, most doctors never see measle outbreaks. An epidemic of rubella in 1964 infected 12 million Americans. In 2012, 9 people who had rubella were reported to the CDC. As you can see a dramatic drop in numbers going from 12 million to the single digit of 9. That is an amazing progression which saved millions. Most vaccine-preventable diseases are spread from in open contact with people. If one person in a community gets an infectious disease, he or she can spread it to others. A person that has been vaccinated is immune to the disease and can’t spread it to others. The more people that are vaccinated will have a lesser chance of getting the disease and spreading it. Knowing this, vaccines become extremely important topic So in a sense if you get vaccinated your helping yourself and others but if you don’t you’re potentially harming yourself and

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