The Pros And Cons Of Vaccine

analytical Essay
1835 words
1835 words

Vaccines have been introduced in the world of medicine to prevent diseases and save lives. Vaccines prevent people from contracting diseases which “killed in masses.” Meanwhile, diseases like polio are becoming more common, even though there has been a polio vaccine available for many years (Nesson 18). Thorough research on vaccines shows that vaccinating children causes no harm; in fact, it is necessary to vaccinate children in order to maintain a healthy environment. Vaccines, generally, are given to children throughout their childhood. The series of vaccines given to children fights 16 different deadly diseases and illnesses. According to Schuchat, “The childhood vaccine series including DTP (Diphtheria Tetanus and Pertusus), polio, …show more content…

Mumps, a disease whose most recent outbreak infected 483 people, can cause deafness if contracted. Another serious side effect from mumps is orchitis and oophoritis, which is inflammation of the reproductive organs, that can cause sterility (Kluger). Diptheria, a disease prevented by the DTaP vaccine can also have serious side-effects including paralysis, breathing problems, and heart failure. DTaP also prevents Tetanus which can cause lock-jaw. Lock-jaw makes it difficult to open the mouth because it stiffens the jaw, and kills 1 out of 10 people who contract it. The other disease the DTaP vaccine prevents is Pertussis. Also called whooping cough, pertussis is extremely harmful to infants and can cause penumonia, seizures, brain damage, and death. Another vaccine preventable disease with serious ailments is polio, which can lead to paralysis and death. It is possible to have no signs or symptoms for polio, which makes it easier to spread without knowledge. An additional vaccine, Hib, prevents haemophilus influenzae type B, which can lead to meningitis, brain damage, deafness, and difficulty breathing due to swelling of the throat (Krilov). Furthermore, the Rotavirus vaccine prevents Rotavirus, which is very common in infants and can have serious consequences. Rotavirus, if contracted causes diarrhea, which leads to dehydration (Stephenson). There are numerous more vaccine preventable diseases that can cause severe illnesses if

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that aluminum salts are not the only ingredients in vaccines that skeptics have questioned.
  • Explains that many studies prove that thimerosal in vaccines is not linked to autism.
  • Describes the vaccine preventable diseases, including mumps, orchitis, oophoritis, diptheria, and polio.
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