In fact, a lot of vaccines contain harmful substances that have been linked to disorders such as autism. The lack of education and dishonesty from doctors are putting people in danger of health problems without even realizing. Many parents feel obligated for their children to get vaccinated because of school, not knowing they have the alternative option of refusing immunization. For the longest time, people have assumed that if they get a vaccine, they are completely safe from that illness. However, “a person who has been vaccinated has no guarantee that he will not contract the disease, and chances are, if he does, it will be at a later age when the consequences are much more serious” (Hamdan).
These chemicals often have negative side effects and can really affect one’s health later on in life. It may be impossible to link the ingredients in a vaccine as the cause of medical conditions that may occur years later, however it is evident that there are many unknowns and potential risks in putting those chemicals in your body. Much of what occurs from vaccines is not properly reported as stated above so it is hard for one to know the true statistics of side effects of vaccines in children. Yet, these arguments against vaccines are difficult to prove credible in light of the opposing sources. For those fighting against vaccines it is often a matter of personal experience or feeling.
Some may think that they do not need to receive the vaccine because there is a possibility they will not get the virus or disease (Franklin). People think there is not enough information on vaccines (Franklin). They think that vaccines have the possibility to cause autism (Franklin). A great deal of research has been conducted on the topic of vaccines (“Vaccines Still Best for Children”). In 1998, a study was published that said that there was a link between vaccines and autism.
That theory has now been disproven and many scientists now believe autism is caused by -1- genetics and/or illnesses. There are many stated genetic and biological causes but none seem unique to autism. Likewise, no specific gene has been targeted to cause autism. New evidence reveals that “the serotonin-transpoter gene” (Rapin, Isabelle – 101) may be related to the cause of this disease. Complications in birth are also taken into consideration.
Autism Spectrum Disorder is a neurological disorder that affects behavioral development. Symptoms of autism arise in early childhood, around the time that children start getting vaccinated. For many years people strongly believed that vaccinations caused autism because around that time children began showing the common signs of the disorder; however this belief is false (Rodier, 1998, p. 122). The early childhood vaccinations that children receive do not cause autism. A direct cause for autism has not yet been determined.
The causes of autism have not been solved, and might never be discovered. Parents want to know if their child can be cured and be able to live a normal life. The answer to that is no and yes. There is no cure for autism, but with the proper treatment and education, a child can grow and live a very normal life. There are many cases of people with autism living a normal based life, even though they still have autism.
In the article What Causes Autism Spectrum Disorder?, the writer Arshya Vahabzadeh a child psychiatrist shows us the truth of the matter is that science and medical professionals are still unaware of what may be the cause of this mental disorder. Furthermore, he discusses why they are not able to find a source of this issue and why there are so many children that are being affected by this each year. There are many theories of how this has become one of the biggest medical crisis for parents who are wanting any answers to help protect their future children from Autism. The author reveals that there may be many factors of how children are contracting this disorder. Many children are being diagnosed with autism, and in fact they are more often misdiagnosed.
The reason why anyone talks about vaccines and autism is because some parents had noticed drastic changes in their children shortly after the child was vaccinated. The Belief was that vaccines for the measles, mumps, and rubella contained Thimerosal which lead to the cause of autism in these children. According to Alice Park, Thimerosal is a controversial mercury compound that was used as a preservative in certain vaccines and other products since the 1930's. Although there are two separate issues concerning vaccines and autism, they're often lumped together. The theory that vaccines cause autism has since been disproven by numerous studies conducted around the world.
Many studies have been lead to show that autism is not caused by vaccines. Therefore, if a parent is considering not vaccinating a child due to this reason, then they need to reconsider. However, it is understandable that a parent is simply taking precautions and thinking of what is best for their child. These lies about autism and vaccines should be put to rest in order to continue the successful avoidance of vaccine-preventable diseases. Many fibs of the side effects of vaccines are always being told; however, a frequent concern of vaccines causing autism has been refuted.
Some claim that the vaccines pose a dangerous health risk to young children that can amount from anything to a weakened immune system, to developing secondary disease from the vaccine. As well, some see vaccinations as non-effective and don’t see why they should immunize and potentially put their child at risk. Also, anti vaccine parents do not feel they should be held socialy responsible for not protecting their child and putting others at risk. These are legitimate concerns, but if you look at how diseases have been irradiated, the vast amounts of research done, and countless children’s lives saved because of vaccinations, you might ask yourself why people would decide to not protect the ones