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The Vaccine War

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After watching The Vaccine War, the main concerns of vaccines are public safety, the aftermath of injecting harmful chemicals into ones’ body and the parents that choose not to vaccinate their children. In the beginning of the documentary, a mother, Jennifer Margulis, states she felt like it was not needed for her newborn child to be vaccinated for a sexual transmitted disease. She feels like the ingredients are scary for a young child to take in with an immature immune system. The other issue is a massive outbreak of disease that could have been prevented. The Center of Disease Control is carefully watching the town that Ms. Margulis lives, Ashland, Oregon, because it’s the least vaccinated places in America due to parents opting out of vaccines.
This becomes a social problem because if one child isn’t vaccinated and comes in contact with a person with a contagious disease, it will spread to other children who aren’t vaccinated. That will lead it to becoming an epidemic. The cause of this social problem is the time we are living, we live in an age where we can find anything, about anyone at a tap of a finger. The Internet has caused us look for other options versus the generation before us. The media content on vaccines is very large. There is always someone who will support your views – even half way around the world. The social problem is not resolved because people always will have a different method of thinking from the next person. It’s ingrained in us to have our own opinions.

What would you do when coming talking to another parent that didn’t believe in vaccination? Would you warn them of the harm of what they are doing to their children? What about the harm of your society? Even if your child is vaccinated, could you...

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...’t aware of an issue of unvaccinated children into the mix, leading to people believing that vaccines may cause autism. Recalling a few years ago, this was on news stations reporting on Jenny and her son’s autism, if that could change my mind on vaccines, its possible that other peoples have opinions has wavered, also.
Cognitive Dissonance would be the most likely theory for what these parents choose for their families. They want to be heard; they don’t feel comfortable with vaccines given to babies and feel like it will lead to sickness in the future. Despite doctors and scientist telling them it will make children more at risk of contracting something in the near future. The social issue will not go away. They will always be someone with an issue with it until the vaccines become safer, to the non-believers.

Bibliography
(Campell, 2013) (Shane Ellison, 2012)