Vaccines

by Troy Damico

Diseases

Smallpox was eradicated worldwide in 1980, and vaccines have been developed for diseases like mumps, measles, plague, tuberculosis, and many others.

Why Parents Aren't Giving Their Kids Vaccines

  • Some parents believe vaccines may cause autism
  • Some parents believe their child's immune system can't handle the vaccines
  • Some vaccines may cause adverse reaction, like seizure, brain damage, or death

Doctors and Scientists Agree Vaccines Are Harmless

  • Doctors and Scientists have proven that vaccines have no link to autism
  • The best way to vaccinate is by the recommended schedule
  • If most of the people in a herd vaccinate (about 95%), everyone in the will be immune

Vaccines Help Prevent Diseases

  • In 1952, there were 57,879 cases of paralytic polio in the U.S., and in 1961, 6 years after the vaccination was introduced, there were 1,312, a 98% reduction
  • In the '50's, there were 3 to 4 million cases of measles in the U.S., and in 2012, there were just 5 cases
  • Nearly 90% of people in the 2015 outbreak were not vaccinated