The Benefits Of Vaccination

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Protecting the ones we love should be a top priority. So many children around the world get sick with the flu and so many parents vouch against getting vaccinated. These parents are either overprotective by not wanting their children to cry, or believe the medicine is harmful. More parents, as well as anyone planning to have children, should be educated on the importance and benefits of vaccinating children. The immunizations administered to children are beneficial and lead to a long life. For example, “Polio was once America’s most-feared disease,... but today, thanks to vaccination, there are no reports of polio in the United States” (“Five Important Reasons to Vaccinate Your Child”). Most diseases once haunting and affecting young children are either extinct or very rare because of immunization. These drugs are the reason children do not get infected. It is understandable that …show more content…
Whooping cough, or pertussis, mainly starts in a child and can spread to adults and other children, and most of the time it does. Children who are vaccinated can not only prevent the spread of pertussis, but are also immune themselves. One of the biggest problems is adults and parents who are infected with some virus or spreadable disease being around an unvaccinated baby. The same is true for childhood diseases affecting adults. These vaccines protect future generations by, “Women who were vaccinated as children ... have greatly decreased the chance of passing the virus to their unborn or newborn children, eliminating the birth defects, such as heart problems, hearing and vision loss, congenital cataracts, liver and spleen damage, and mental disabilities, associated with the disease” (Should Any Vaccines be Required for Children?). When adults, especially mothers, are vaccinated, the chances of babies getting affected are slim to none since they are immune to certain illnesses thanks to their

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