Anti Vaccination Pros And Cons Essay

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While more studies continue to prove that there is no link between autism and vaccinations, many anti-vaccination followers still find themselves with support. In 2011, The Huffington Post published an article written by one of the most vocal anti-vaccination supporters, David Kirby. While Kirby states in his article deciding not to have a child vaccinated is “unwise and dangerous”, he continues to fuel the skepticism that allows parents to forego vaccinations (Kirby para 3). His article points out that highly educated parents are choosing not to vaccinate their children (Kirby para 5). He also highlights other health risks that people have faced after vaccinations, such as genetic mutations and viral infections (Kirby para 6). So while Kirby states that choosing to not vaccinate a child is dangerous, he uses examples of harm caused by vaccines.
Despite the fact that there are many parents who believe the pros do not outweigh the cons when it comes to getting their child vaccinated. Even though there have been few incidences of the diseases vaccinations prevent. A nearly one hundred percent preventative rate against the embattled diseases is
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In addition to the malaria vaccine mentioned above, a new experimental Ebola vaccine has emerged (Ford para 2). Of the 3,512 people who were identified with Ebola and were given the vaccination, showed no signs of Ebola after 6 days (Ford para 16). However, the success of the trial is hindered when those who are in the greatest need for the vaccine, do not show up to have it administered (Ford para 11). The people who are at the greatest risk to contracting and dying from Ebola are willing to take that risk because of their fear of vaccinations. These fears do not only come from fake science, they also come from religion, cultural stigmas and fear of the

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