The Vaccination Of Vaccines And Autism Essay

834 Words Feb 2nd, 2016 4 Pages
Vaccines and Autism
For centuries, vaccinations have been used to prevent harmful diseases from the body. In the 1880’s, a vaccine against rabies was created. Since then, the science of immunology has only progressed. By the late 1920’s vaccines had started to become widely available. Diseases like whooping cough, tuberculosis, and tetanus were dramatically reduced, all due to the groundbreaking development of vaccinations. Smallpox, a disease that has wiped out societies, has completely been eradicated from our planet. Polio is on its way to being eradicated as well. Ever since the creation of vaccinations, the success of wiping out deadly viruses has accelerated. The vaccine for Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR) however caused a controversy that has risen in recent years. Most children receive their first dosage of MMR at the age of 12-15 months. Their second dosage at 4-6 years. Naturally, children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ADM) start to display signs of this disorder at around 18 months. Because the MMR vaccination is so close to the age that most children start to form autism, parents have been under the impression that MMR is the main cause of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Vaccinations do not cause ADM or any other kind of disorders, and you should always vaccinate your children for their, and societies safety. Failure to vaccinate your child can be more harmful to not only to the child but to people around the child as well. Vaccines merely help the immune system…

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