Get Your Vaccinations!

Reasons why the pros of vaccinations outweigh the cons

Why should you get a vaccination?

Getting vaccinations are important in preventing the catching of illnesses that are harmful and even, in some cases, deadly. Without vaccinations, people are more likely to die from diseases: one out of five people that is not vaccinated for tetanus dies from the disease when they catch it.


Children under the age of 5 are vulnerable to disease because their immune system is not fully developed, so by getting a vaccination one can protect one's children from the chance of infection of a virus. Also, because of vaccinations, diseases such as polio and diphtheria are becoming rare. For example, Japan had a series of cases of whooping cough in 1974, where 80% of the children were immunized. In that year, there were only 393 cases of whooping cough. After that rumors were spread that the vaccination was no longer needed so only 10% of infants were immunized, and in that year there were more than 13,000 cases of whooping coughs and 41 deaths as well.


If people stopped vaccinating, many diseases that are unknown would hit the population by full force. By vaccinating, not only the lives of one's children be safer, but so would one's posterity. Vaccinations help put a stop to deadly diseases.

Bibliography:

"Vaccines: Vac-Gen/10 Things You Need to Know." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. N.p., n.d. Web. 7 Dec. 2012. <http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vac-gen/10-shouldknow.htm>.


"Vaccines: Vac-Gen/Why Immunize?." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. N.p., n.d. Web. 7 Dec. 2012. <http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vac-gen/why.htm>.