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Many medical professionals state that the vaccine has been one of the best medical advances to have ever been created. The invention of the vaccine has eradicated polio from the U.S. and has rendered smallpox completely extinct. Every year it is estimated that children adhering to the vaccination schedule prevent 42,000 deaths and twenty million infections (Timmer). Still, though, the rates of intentionally unvaccinated children are on the rise. Parents are fueled by fears that vaccines are not safe and are guided to opt out of the vaccination schedule based on misinformation.
Parents and patients are revealed to a lot of false information. They here in the media, the news, the internet, and the public; false information about vaccines. Even parents that c... ... middle of paper ... ...ic achievements in the United States during the 20th century.” (Risk vs. Benefit) Without vaccination we would lose our friends and family each day. There are vaccines that have eliminated poliomyelitis in America; and has controlled measles, rubella, tetanus, diphtheria, and other infectious diseases.
Vaccinations are known to be one of the worlds greatest medical achievements. There seems to be one for every disease discovered, form the flu and even the one used to help eradicate Polio. Vaccines have not only kept prior generations away from certain diseases, they have been proven to be very effective. There has always been oppositions to vaccines, some that date back to the early 1800s. The first smallpox vaccine frightened many parents due to the fact that it included scoring the flesh on a child's arm, and inserting lymph from the blister of a person who had been vaccinated about a week earlier ("Opposition to Vaccines Has Existed as Long as Vaccination Itself.” sec.
In 1998, Andrew Wakefield published an observation of 12 children that linked the measles, mumps, and rubella combination vaccine with intestinal problems which he believed led to autism. Once people heard this news, they become alarmed. However, many large studies had been conducted and found no association between the t... ... middle of paper ... ...ies. I support immunization also because it can save us economically. It would cost less to get an injection than to be treated with a disease.