Vaccinations And Its Effects On Children Essay

1275 Words May 16th, 2016 null Page
Disease is a disordered or incorrectly functioning organ, part, structure, or system of the body resulting from the effect of genetic or developmental errors, infection, poisons, nutritional deficiency or imbalance, toxicity, or unfavorable environmental factors; illness; sickness; ailment (“The Definition of Disease”). Disease has been around for as long as humans can go back, and because of the many viruses and bacteria present in almost all things (animals, plants, and people) it is quite impossible to completely avoid. Although viruses and bacteria can not completely be avoided, they can, however, be somewhat slowed down or prevented in most human beings -- this is where vaccinations come into action. Vaccinations have saved many children, teens, and adults from obtaining deathly diseases throughout history. Now, although vaccinations have reduced the amount of viruses spread throughout the world, studies have shown that these vaccines can be the cause of many diseases that might outweigh the advantages of getting vaccinations.

It is true that the first written account of a vaccination in history was in the year 1000 where a Chinese boy was vaccinated for smallpox by using a method of having multiple scabs of the smallpox crushed up into a powder and put down through his nose (“All Timelines Overview”). This was only the beginning of discovery in the field of vaccinations; as the world began to progress, so did discoveries of the many bacterias and viruses found in the…

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