To Vaccinate or Not Vaccinate? Essay

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To Vaccinate Or To Not Vaccinate? By: Michele Buss I believe we should vaccinate to ensure the safety of our children. Of course it’s up to the parents to choose if they believe it is right for their child. Of course your child could become very sick or die if not vaccinated. So I believe it is very important. And if you child is going to be enrolled in daycare most require that your child be up to date with all vaccinations. Raising a child comes with many decisions. When it comes to safety like when baby proofing your home for potential hazards. What about the hazards that you can't see and that can cause serious illness, disability or even death in young children? Immunization gives you the power to protect your baby from fourteen serious childhood diseases. The United States currently has the safest, most effective vaccine supply. Before a vaccine is approved and given to children, it is tested extensively. Scientists and medical professionals carefully evaluate all the available information about the vaccine to determine its safety and effectiveness. Although there may be some discomfort or tenderness at the injection site, this is minor compared to the serious complications that can result from the diseases these vaccines prevent. Serious side effects from vaccines are very rare. Nearly all children can be safely vaccinated. There are some exceptions including children with allergies to something in a vaccine. Children with weakened immune systems due to an illness or a medical treatment also may not be able to safely receive some vaccines. Diseases are becoming rare due to vaccinations. Some diseases like polio and diphtheria are becoming very rare in the U.S. Of course, they are becoming rare largely because we have been vaccinating against them. But it’s still reasonable to ask whether it's really worthwhile to keep vaccinating. Even if there are only a
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