Argumentative Essay On Autism And Autism

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Presently, no mandatory federal vaccination law exists; however, all fifty states require vaccinations for children entering public schools. The leading source by educators on unbiased information testifies that, “All 50 states allow medical exemptions, 48 states allow religious exemptions, and 19 states allow philosophical exemptions” (ProCon). Philosophical exemptions though, are firmly a parent’s belief on vaccinations. The Governor of California recently approved a bill that does not tolerate religious and philosophical exemptions; "The science is clear that vaccines dramatically protect children against a number of infectious and dangerous diseases," Brown said in a statement. "While it 's true that no medical intervention is without risk, …show more content…
There remains no scientific evidence that supports that vaccinating one’s child will lead to diseases like autism. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention studied and reported their findings on the major issue on whether or not autism came from vaccinations:
Some people have had concerns that ASD might be linked to the vaccines children receive, but studies have shown that there is no link between receiving vaccines and developing ASD. In 2011, an Institute of Medicine (IOM) report on eight vaccines given to children and adults found that with rare exceptions, these vaccines are very safe. A 2013 CDC study added to the research showing that vaccines do not cause ASD. The study looked at the number of antigens
(substances in vaccines that cause the body’s immune system to produce disease fighting antibodies) from vaccines during the first two years of life. The results showed that the total amount of antigen from vaccines received was the same between children with ASD and those that did not have ASD. (Vaccines Do Not
Cause
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Therefore, these parents refuse vaccinations. However, through a series of tests and research by The American Academy of Pediatrics Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Academy of Family Physicians have found that:
Vaccines are safe. All vaccines must be tested by the Food and Drug
Administration (FDA). The FDA will not let a vaccine be given unless it has been proven to be safe and to work well in children. The data get reviewed again by the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American Academy of
Pediatrics, and the American Academy of Family Physicians before a vaccine is officially recommended to be given to children. Also, the FDA monitors

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