Vaccines : Why Society Needs Them Essay

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Vaccines: Why Society Needs Them Diseases such as the measles, polio, mumps, rubella, chickenpox, and whooping cough can all be prevented by getting a vaccine. This list of diseases above are only a couple of the illnesses that can be vaccinated against. The medical field has come a long way with keeping society healthy. The first vaccine ever invented was for rabies in 1885, since then the medical field has came up with different vaccines for almost every disease out there. Vaccines took a hit in the 1930s when people started creating more and more vaccines for other diseases. Parents did not think twice about getting their child vaccinated because their only concern was if their child was healthy or not. Nowadays there has been more rumors about the side effects of getting vaccinated. No matter the side effects we need to focus on the real fact; getting vaccinated protects society from dangerous diseases that could once again occur if vaccinating came to an end. Even though vaccines prevent a lot of diseases, people are focused more on the negative side effects that come with getting vaccinated. Vaccines are blamed for causing skin rashes, temperatures, seizures, and autism. (Voices). In 1998 there was a case that linked a vaccine to causing autism. Since then the rumor has been proven not true. Vaccines do cause really high temperatures that could cause seizures. Doctors tell parents to give their child a dose of Tylenol and that could prevent the seizures from…

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