The History Of Vaccination

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This history of vaccinations started with the smallpox epidemic. After many attempts, a man name Edward Jenner made a vaccination that supposedly eradicated smallpox. Ever since that discovery, different vaccinations have been made for a wide variety of diseases. Immunizations, also known as vaccinations, work by injecting a minute dose of weakened bacteria or virus into the bloodstream in order to create immunity. Then, if a person is later infected by the same bacteria he or she should be protected from it. Currently there are no federal laws requiring certain vaccinations, but the state governments have the ability to mandate what is mandatory or not based on recommendations from federal and state agencies. Therefore, the vaccinations required …show more content…
This can lead to many problems including nerve, kidney, and liver damage. Formaldehyde, which is ranked as one of the most hazardous compounds on ecosystems and human health, should not be found in a substance that is injected into the bloodstream. Thimerosal is another preservative used that contains mercury. The dangers of mercury are not news to the scientific world, which makes one wonder why it would ever be included in a vaccination. “Mercury is the second most poisonous element known to mankind” (Corriher). It has the potential to collapse neurons in the brain within thirty minutes of being exposed. Other than permanent brain damage, mercury can collect in the body because the body has a difficult time of getting rid of it. One may not see the damage when getting vaccinated because it only contains a slight dose, but after a life time of being injected it will build up in the body. This, in turn can cause long-term health problems. Another frightening chemical previously found in vaccinations is ethylene glycol. One may not realize, but this is a common chemical used in cars (also known as antifreeze). Like many toxic chemicals, injecting antifreeze can cause a wide range of health problems including death. Exposure itself can cause “behavioral disorders, drowsiness, vomiting, diarrhea, visual disturbances, thirst, convulsions, cyanosis, rapid …show more content…
Getting a vaccination is completely different than how the body creates immunity naturally. When a pathogen is introduced to the human body naturally, almost every structure of the body is affected which builds up the bodies defense system. The first defense system, the skin, works to block out invaders. The respiratory system also goes to work when coughing and sneezing because the body is trying to blow out the invader. The gut also has a lymph system to fight off stronger invaders. Only if one’s body cannot fight the infection off with those various systems does the pathogen enter the bloodstream. On the other hand, with vaccinations they are injected straight into the blood stream completely disregarding all other defense mechanisms of the body (Kurt). This artificial immunity does not even ensure that one will not be infected by a certain pathogen. “Vaccines are never one hundred percent protective because they provide only artificial, temporary, typically inferior immunity compared to what your body would receive from natural exposure to a disease” (Mercola, para. 16). This is why during outbreaks of infectious disease like the mumps, both vaccinated and unvaccinated people have been affected. One must ask themselves, is all the risk worth it if the vaccine might not even

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