To Immunize, or not to Immunize

Are Vaccines Worth It?

The Controversial Debate: How Did This Start?

Ever since vaccines were introduced to the public, there has been opposition to them. Reasons for opposing vaccines include scientific, philosophical, political and for religious reasons ("History of Vaccines").

The Diphtheria and Pertussis vaccine was debated for being linked to neurological damage in the brain. It was found that there was no link, although there are still debates today about this and other vaccines ("History of Vaccines").

How Do Vaccines Work?

Vaccines work their magic by mixing small amounts of different chemicals and adding the antigen of a specific germ into it. The resulting concoction is injected into you, and the weakened or inactivated germ mimics an infection without getting you sick. Your immune system then remembers how to fight the germ so when it attacks your body for real, you can fight it off.

So, the BIG Question. Are Vaccines Worth It?

After doing lots of research, I have come to the conclusion that vaccinating yourself and your children it a good idea. I understand different reasons for not getting vaccinated like your religion or for philosophical reasons, but if you think vaccines are harmful, you are wrong. Although fever and rash are a side effect, (the chance you will get a rash or fever is 0.01% though) ("Vaccines") there is no substantial evidence that vaccines are related or linked to autism or other diseases. This is why vaccines are worth it, the benefits outweigh the drawbacks.
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