Vaccine Argumentative Essay

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Vaccine is an antigenic substance prepared from weakened or killed forms of microbe. It is used to provide active acquired immunity against one or several diseases. It has been proposed that vaccine is safe and is one of the greatest health development in the 20th century. Due to its benefits, many countries have encouraged citizens to get vaccination for themselves as well as their children, some countries even made vaccination mandatory. In order to increase global coverage rates, World Health Organization (WHO) has been collaborating with governments to achieve this aim. However, there are also arguments with a complete different stand that vaccine cause more harm. Thus, there is an increasing number of people choose not to be vaccinated. …show more content…
The most important reason of people chooses to be immunized is that vaccines protect lives. Vaccines do not only protect life of individuals but also their friends and family. This is said because vaccines prevent one from infected by certain diseases and also preventing to spread viruses to family and community. In addition, it has been proven that vaccines have decrease rate of disease effectively. Contagious diseases are gradually eliminated from large population through herd immunity. For example, disease such as tuberculosis has successfully been curbed in the past (from more than 30,000 in 1960 to lesser than 6,000 in 1980) in Malaysia. However, there are reports showing that there are increments of cases in recent years, this is due to the increasing number of foreign workers coming into Malaysia. Therefore, government required employer to vaccinate their foreign employees and take them for medical check-up for first consecutive three years in order to gain control to reduce the rate of disease …show more content…
Unlike the older days, people nowadays do research beforehand rather than just receiving one side story from doctors. People get to expose to more details and will start to question if it is really necessary to receive vaccine when consequences are there. It is true that vaccines will cause side effects such as redness, pain, swelling at site of injection, while in individual cases, serious allergic reaction or even death. Moreover, there is no 100% guaranteed that vaccines will work for each and every one. There are circumstances that vaccines do not show effective result on individuals as vaccine is just like medicine, some are suitable for it while some are not. Besides, one can never undo a vaccination once you are vaccinated. After the vaccination, one cannot do anything to repair the damage cause by the side effects. Therefore, these parents think that they should not put their precious child in such high risk when they still have the possibilities to be infected even they

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