The Importance Of Immunizations

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“Vaccines save lives; fear endangers them. It 's a simple message parent need to keep hearing” (Jeffrey Kluger). Immunizations are the most important things for a child to receive in their young years. There are many immunizations made for different types of serious diseases such as measles, polio, and smallpox. Edward Jenner was the first person to create an Immunization or vaccination. He created the vaccine for smallpox in 1796. Smallpox was a serious and contagious disease that would be spread through coming into contact with sores or by coughing. Many people at the time contracted smallpox due to how easy it was to get infected and with the vaccine smallpox basically disappeared. Many of the diseases that vaccines prevent were diseases …show more content…
Immunizations has the word immune in it which describes what a vaccine does to a child. The immunizations keep children immune from diseases such as polio, chicken pox, and measles. The immunizations are given to children as a vaccine, which has weak lab-made proteins that act like the actual disease in order to teach the human body how to become immune to it. These diseases are not healthy for people to live with. Polio, for example, would affect the nerves of the patient which would cause for muscles to be paralyzed. The disease would paralyze multiple muscles until it affected the lungs and ultimately would cause the patient to not be able to breathe on their own. If the patient survived then they would be required to spend their whole life in an iron lung, which was not comfortable for them at all. Now with Immunizations the diseases are preventable for children, thus, making them live long healthy lives. Medicine Net observes that,”Immunizations help your child 's immune system do its work. The …show more content…
The CDC states, ”All vaccines carry a risk of a life-threatening allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) in about one per million children” ( Par 1). Many vaccines can cause deaths or for children to have to be put in the hospital for care. The ingredients in the vaccines cause allergic reactions such as anaphylaxis. The allergic reactions can be rare but they certainly are possible enough for children to have. Anaphylaxis is used in all vaccines, which means that every vaccine that a child receives, contains it and the reaction must be worse when there’s so many doses of it at once. Losing a child is not worth all the painful vaccines that are used to protect children from a disease that is not relevant anymore. What this argument fails to consider is that the vaccines are healthy for society. The anaphylaxis reaction is very rare and most likely will not affect a child. According to Healthy Children, Immunizations have made children stay healthy for the past 50 years ( par 1 ). Children have stayed healthy and have not had any deadly diseases such as polio and smallpox. Polio affected thousands of children before the vaccine was produced. The vaccinations help the spread of diseases and therefore prevent any more people from getting smallpox or polio. The vaccines also make the children immune to the disease which also prevents the disease. The diseases are not healthy for people to have because they

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