The Side Effects Of Vaccination

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As we know, no matter what the topic not everyone always agrees. Some parents refuse to have their children vaccinated. Many parents hear awful stories about children who have been vaccinated. The parents then automatically assume vaccinations will do nothing but harm their children. Many do not do the research to find that most of this harm hasn’t been proven to be an effect from the vaccinations. They also do not realize how rarely these harmful situations occur. It has been said that when you contract a disease naturally it gives that person a lifelong immunity, unlike vaccinations (College of Physicians of Philadelphia). This may be true, but sometimes when a person contracts the disease naturally it could be deadly, and they could spread …show more content…
If one was to get sick, it would only be considered a small side effect to the vaccination. Many parents are against vaccinations, because they have heard that vaccinations contain harmful ingredients. Many vaccinations do contain some ingredients that people may think sound harmful such as mercury and aluminum. People have to realize all vaccinations, including the ones with these ingredients, have been tested thousands of times to make sure they are safe. There is only a small portion of these ingredients used in the vaccination, and they will not cause harm to the person being vaccinated. Many parents argue that their children’s doctors want to give their children to many vaccinations. Most children get twenty-four vaccines before the age of one, and almost forty by the time they start school (College of Physicians of Philadelphia). I will agree that this seems like a lot of vaccines for such a little person, but we have to think about how this is helping our children and everyone around them. We can’t think about the little and rare harm it could possibly …show more content…
I would have to agree, because even parents who have their children vaccinated can not protect their children one hundred percent from those who are not being vaccinated. It is not right to make other children and adults sick, because of another parent’s poor decision not to vaccinate their child. I believe vaccines should be mandatory, because it is a parent’s choice to vaccinate their children. This doesn’t give children an option, and some parents don’t care enough to research and see how not vaccinating their children could really harm them (Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society). If it was mandatory for everyone to be vaccinated, we would most likely see another drastic decline in the number of people effected by these deadly diseases. After many years it is very likely these diseases would all together disappear. All fifty states require vaccinations for children entering public schools even though no mandatory federal vaccination laws exist. This may lead you to believe every student in a public school has been vaccinated, but that is not true. All fifty states issue medical exemptions, forty-eight states, excluding Mississippi and West Virginia, permit religious exemptions, and nineteen states allow an exemption for philosophical reasons. With that being said, it is pretty easy for many parents to send their children to school un-vaccinated (Pediatric Infectious

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