The Importance Of Vaccines For Children

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Diphtheria, Pertussis, Yellow Fever, Polio, and so many more disease that have been stopped with vaccines. There is a mass of rumors in social media that vaccines are not good for a child. While every parent has the right to decide what is best for the child, I want to make sure that their facts are legitimate. Vaccines can help a child in so many ways including saving their life. Parents should consider having their child vaccinated because vaccinations are safe, they save lives, and they protect families. One reason parents should consider getting their child vaccinated is because they are safe. Doctors have done numerous studies to show that vaccinations for a child are safe. According to the article “Be Informed” done by the U.S. Department …show more content…
Not only does a vaccination of one child save their life, but others as well. A decision on if a parent vaccinated their child prevents the spreading of the disease to another child; therefore, preventing a child from getting the disease. A huge disease back in the day was Polio. Polio symptoms range from fever to muscle soreness. According to the article, “How Vaccinations Save Lives” this disease can lead to a person becoming paralyzed, or can result in death. One child out of every thousand was getting paralyzed from this disease. Not only were they paralyzed in their muscles, but also in their breathing muscles causing them to suffocate. Polio killed millions of people until we came up with a vaccine for it. With our vaccine, there has not been a case of polio since 1979 …show more content…
When a person gets Smallpox, their body gets covered with small fluid filled bumps all over the body. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this disease is contagious for at least ten days and does not stop spreading the disease until all the scabs fall off of the body (Smallpox). Until the vaccine was made for Smallpox, thirty percent of people that contracted this disease died. An article named, “Who Fact Sheet on Smallpox” made by Communicable Disease Surveillance and Response states that the other seventy percent of people that survive this disease have deep scars. Along with people not getting Smallpox or Polio, there are so many other diseases that people can contract because of

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