Vaccinations

By: Amelia Ross

Vaccines save time and money

Vaccines can help parents save time and money. Instead of paying hospital bills because they did not have their kid get vaccinated for the measles, they could be spending that money on a family vacation.

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.

Vaccine Complications Are Rare

The most common complication to vaccines are a severe allergic reaction. Dr. Sanjay Gupta the Chief Medical Correspondent for CNN says "you are 100 times more likely to be struck by lighting than have a serious reaction to the measles vaccine.

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.