Vaccine Pros And Cons

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As science and medicine have progressed, they have improved how we are able to better fight and defend against disease. Although strong evidence exists that the benefits of vaccination far outweigh its potential adverse effects, many still question the usage of vaccination particularly in young children. Proponents for regular vaccines argue that the practice is able to prevent a plethora of different diseases and that adverse reactions to vaccines are extremely rare. On the other hand, opponents of vaccines argue that injecting questionable vaccine ingredients into a developing child causes unwanted side effects ranging from seizures, mental illness, or potentially death. Measles is a rare, yet highly contagious infection caused by the measles…show more content…
They are able to successfully stop the spread of dangerous diseases from inhabiting and multiplying. However, with this comes a potential risk of contamination. As we have witnessed in the past, there is a slight risk factor when vaccines are not properly stored and used in poor hygienic conditions. With so much misinformation regarding vaccines, it is important that patients are well informed about vaccinations. Campos, Doug. “Measles: Why it’s still a threat.” Journal of Family Practice, July 2017. Pubmed. Web. 2 October 2017. CN, Bethancourt. “Vaccination during pregnancy: first line of defense for expecting mothers and vulnerable young infants.” Curr Opin Pediatr, September 2017. Pubmed. Web. 2 October 2017. McKee, Chephra. “Exploring the Reasons behind parental refusal of vaccines.” J Pediatr Pharmacol Ther, 2016. Pubmed. Web. 2 October 2017 Miller, Elizabeth. “Controversies and challenges of vaccination: an interview with Elizabeth Miller.” BMC Med, 2015. Pubmed. Web. 2 October 2017 Baker, Jeffrey. “Mercury, Vaccines, and Autism.” AM J Public Health, 2008. Pubmed. Web. 2 October
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