The Pros And Cons Of Vaccines

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Register to read the introduction… Vaccines like MMR and DTaP are a combination of different vaccines packed into one. MMR is a combination of the Measles, Mumps, and Rubella vaccine. Measles is a respiratory disease that can weaken the immune system, allowing more serious diseases to develop, diseases like pneumonia (“Measles Overview”). Mumps is a disease that is characterized by enlarged salivary glands and a very high fever (“Mumps”). Mumps currently has no treatment, this is why the vaccine is so important (“Mumps”). Rubella is also known as German Measles. Rubella has a lot of the same symptoms as Measles but is caused by a different virus (“Rubella: Make Sure Your Child Gets Vaccinated”). The first dose of the MMR shot is suggested to be given between twelve to fifteen months old. The second dose can be given as early as twenty-eight days later, but is usually given four to six years of age (“MMR Vaccine”). It is predicted that one out of one million will have a severe allergic reaction to the MMR vaccine (“MMR Vaccine”). The severe reactions to the vaccine are so rare that medical researchers do not know if the reactions are tied to the MMR vaccine (“MMR Vaccine”). One of six people will develop a slight fever after the first dose of the MMR vaccine (“MMR Vaccine”). These numbers are not a significant amount higher than the average vaccine reaction numbers. The multi-disease vaccinations are carefully made. Some vaccines can not be mixed together, therefore they are …show more content…
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