By: Amelia Ross
Vaccines Prevent Potential Outbreaks
Let's say that someone is visiting the United States but they have the measles, so they bring the measles to they U.S. but everything is fine because everyone that can get vaccinated is vaccinated so the disease dies out and nothing happens. We have the same scenario but ten percent of the U.S. population is not vaccinated and that ten percent has now become infected with measles but they get better, but while inside of the host cell the disease was able to mutate and now it can penetrate through the vaccine and everyone becomes infected.
On the contrary
Many parents believe that they should not vaccinate their children for certain disease because they believe that the disease has gone away. The job of a vaccine is to rid the body of the disease and potentially get rid of the disease, so to not have your kids get boosters or ever get the vaccination will only bring the disease back. Currently there is a measles outbreak on the west coast and all of the kids who have the measles weren't vaccinated.