Children And Vaccinations

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There has always been a debate about whether are not are not children should be vaccinated before entering into the school system. Vaccinations are a means to keep children safe from diseases, while they are attending schools and daycares. Some children are not being immunized due to reasons such as religious belief, medical reasons, and side effects. Children should be vaccinated before attending school and daycare; it is for their protection as well as other children. There are many controversial issue of whether or not to vaccinate children. Vaccinations are given to help protect the immune system from many of the deadly disease that are out there. They are also used to help eliminate and reduce the spread of other contagious diseases. There are vaccinations against diseases such as diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (DTaP), polio, measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), Haemophilus inflenzae type b (Hib), Hepatitis A/B, and varicella are just to name a few of them. Every state has its own requirements of what the required immunization are, some states even allow a waiver so that children don’t have to be vaccinated. It is very important for children to be vaccinated. As a child, their bodies are not strong enough to fight off many diseases. In the past, children have died or became very ill due to certain disease before vaccinations were available. Children who are immunized are less likely to catch any of the diseases that may be going around in the community. Many parents feel that vaccinations lead to things such as autisms and other disabilities, such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). In many cases, this is why parents choose not to vaccinate their
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