Pro Vaccination Research Paper

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Vaccines: The Safer Option The topic of whether one should get vaccinated or whether one should get their child get vaccinated has always been debatable. Are they safe? Do they really work and are they effective? Recent outbreaks like the measles incident in Disneyland in California in 2014 to 2015 has brought the topic back into the public eye. According to an article by Rong-Gong Lin from the LA Times, legislation in Sacramento intended to induce more parents to get their children the measles vaccine and other shots :stalled amid an outcry from anti-immunization forces”. Though studies have shown that the outbreak was most likely caused by the low vaccination rates, many are still suspicious of the causes and effects of vaccinations. Although some parents have elected for their children to forgo childhood vaccination because of fears of side effects, vaccination has proven to be an …show more content…
Vaccines are necessary because although newborns are naturally protected from disease causing germs right after birth through the mother’s placenta, that natural protection goes away after a short period of time (Kaneshiro). Vaccines prevent and help protect the body from diseases that were once much more common, such as polio, meningitis, and measles, which are now very rare due to vaccinations. However, as studies and recent outbreaks have shown, such as the measles outbreak in California in 2015, if people stopped getting vaccinations, those diseases are bound to cause an outbreak again since no diseases have completely disappeared yet, except for smallpox. Many parents and people who choose not to vaccinate usually do so to avoid the risks of vaccines, but doing so might be the riskier

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