Vaccinations Pros And Cons

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Back in the age before the medical technology of vaccinations was invented, diseases such as polio, whooping cough, and measles struck massive death tolls on infants, adults and the elderly all around the world. Now diseases such as the measles and polio are rarely seen by doctors all thanks to the technology of vaccinations. What vaccinations actually do is either a killed or small doses of the disease is injected into a person’s body, allowing the body to recognize and create antibodies to stop the disease if it ever comes in contact with the person. An immunity is developed to the disease and vaccinations have been able to save lives all around the world and eradicate major diseases. As much as vaccinations has had a positive effect on…show more content…
Still there are people who doubt vaccinations and bring up what vaccinations can do to negatively affect a person. Vaccinations have, in very rare cases, lead to serious and sometimes fatal side effects, but the chances of getting the side effects from the vaccinations are much lower than actually contracting the disease if not vaccinated. According the website vaccines.procon.org it states “According to the CDC, all vaccines carry a risk of a life-threatening allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) in about one per million children” (Vaccines pros and Cons). After evaluating the article, the correct statistic implicated by the CDC shows the real risk of life threatening side effects. The risks of vaccinations are so low that people who have vaccinated themselves or vaccinating their children do not have to worry about the risks. Not only have vaccinations nearly eradicated diseases that were major problems in the past, but vaccinations in today’s society are still working on eliminating and treating diseases in today’s modern society. Diseases in general are a part of human history, old ones being treated and new ones forming and being treated. Vaccinations have been proven to eliminate diseases that were major killers in the past, but what is really crucial in medical technology advancements is…show more content…
Where vaccinations come into play majorly is when viewing more dangerous diseases such as Hepatitis B. According to the article Vaccine Preventable Childhood Diseases from the website Illinois Immunization Program under the Illinois Department of Public Health “Hepatitis B, an infection of the liver that can become serious. It spreads through contact with blood or other body fluids. This can happen by sharing a razor, toothbrush or needles to inject drugs, or through sexual contact. Hepatitis B causes a flu-like illness with loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, rashes, joint pain and jaundice (yellowing of the eyes and skin). An infected pregnant woman can expose her newborn to this virus during birth. The virus stays in the liver of some people for the rest of their lives and can result in severe liver diseases or cancer. Three doses of a new vaccine offer protection, and immunization is recommended for all infants, children and adolescents. Some adults who are at increased risks — doctors, nurses, teachers, paramedics, police officers — may need to be vaccinated” (Vaccine Preventable Childhood Diseases). When viewing the effects of Hepatitis B they are quite frightening and should not be viewed lightly. Vaccinating for this disease is crucial for youth as to this day this disease can cause many fatal diseases.

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