The Epidemic Of The Measles Rubella ( Mmr ) Vaccine

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Vaccinating your children in some parts of the world may be considered a privilege or here in the United States vaccinating your children is a passage most parents take to ensure the health of their children. The Magazine Parents, gave me some insight of why parents don’t vaccinate and the truth behind their fears. Their concerns are that vaccines will overwhelm their babies’ immune system, ingredients in the vaccine are toxic, vaccines don’t work, vaccines are dangerous, side affects are worse then the actual disease. These are all myths and it is important for parents to decipher between what is true and what isn’t. These concerns go through almost every mother and fathers head when they are making the decision to vaccinate.. According to Dr. Kathryn Edwards, M.D., director of the Vanderbilt University Vaccine Research Program, in Nashville. “Misinformation about vaccines also contributes to anxiety, and sorting truth from fiction isn’t always easy. The misconception that the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine might cause autism has lingered in some parents’ minds for more than a decade despite more than a dozen studies showing no link between the two.” ( Parents). This is true we see article after article having mother share their stories about what it is like having a child vaccinated transferring autism to their child. There have been thousands of tests refuting the hypothesis that the MMR vaccination has a link with autism. The International Business Times interviewed a pediatrician that said approximately 95,000 children were studied, 2% of whom had an older sibling with autism which is believed to be hereditary. The studied proved that the MMR vaccine had no effect on autism risk, regardless if their older sibling h... ... middle of paper ... ...accinate your child or not is a huge controversy in American right now, its almost as vaccinations are going “out of style”. In that case, protecting your child from deadly diseases must be going out of style as well. They cause no harm to your child unless you don’t vaccinate them, with the help of vaccinations we have the possibility to completely eradicate diseases, but it only works if everyone receives the vaccination. Because this has been a huge issue lately more and more tests have been conducted proving that vaccines will have no negative effect on your child. When I was in 6th grade I had a nail go through my foot, without my tetanus vaccination I could’ve died. Vaccinations save lives. I do believe there should be cultural and religious exempts because people cant help what they believe, but I think that vaccinations should be a requirement everywhere.

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