Vaccinations And The Anti Vaccination Movement Essay

1069 Words May 5th, 2016 5 Pages
Many studies have shown that vaccinations are saving lives each day; they prevent people from diseases that human bodies aren’t naturally immune to. The anti-vaccination movement has decreased the amount of vaccinations given, and this movement is creating an increase in diagnoses of diseases that could’ve been prevented with a vaccine. Receiving vaccines prevent diseases not only for each person individually, but for the people surrounding that individual; vaccines are crucial for the entire human race to stay healthy and immune.

In the mid-1980’s, receiving vaccination became a state law, but many people refused. This led to a growing scientific consensus: the anti-vaccination movement. There were large groups of people getting vaccinated, while other large groups, part of the anti-vaccination movement, refused to receive vaccines. This led to an unbalanced ratio of immunity, the people not vaccinated were less immune, and then the people who were vaccinated were immune to diseases like Measles, Mumps, DTP, Rubella, and Polio. Since not everyone was immune to these diseases, diseases like Measles tripled in the years 1989-1990. Another disease called Diptheria, which is a rare infectious disease in the throat, is extremely contagious if you’re not vaccinated with its vaccine: Diptheria Toxoid Vaccine. If one person who has Diptheria comes into contact with a person who hasn’t had the Diptheria Toxoid Vaccine, it could spread the disease to the unvaccinated person,…

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