Vaccines Should Be Safe And Effective Essay

1034 Words Jun 15th, 2015 null Page
Children’s lives have been saved from life threatening diseases for many years since the invention of childhood vaccines. Children that have had their vaccines are less likely to contract these life threatening diseases. Although vaccinating children can be debatable, it has been a safe proven method that keeps children healthy by preventing them from contracting diseases and spreading them to others and also can save families money in the long run. Vaccines are recommended by doctors all over the U.S. and are proven to be safe and effective. Vaccines go through extensive testing before they are approved and give to children. According to an article from the department of health “Vaccines typically take 10 to 15 years of research (, development and testing before being approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and made available to the public” (The Facts Behind Vaccine Safety). Every parent that is against vaccinating their children needs to do research and see that there have been no studies showing that these vaccines are unsafe. Parents need to look at the studies that prove that these vaccines have saved many lives and they have not been linked to any long-term side effects. “Vaccines work really well. Of course, no medicine is perfect but most childhood vaccines produce immunity about 90 - 100% of the time” (Vaccines are Effective). When the measles vaccine was developed and given to patients in 1962 the number of people who had the…

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