Vaccinations

By Ben Wolter

The Concept of Vaccinations

Vaccinations are meant to provide an immunity to certain diseases. Vaccinations give a 97% immunity and are completely safe. Debates have arose saying that vaccinations cause autism and down syndrome but many have not realized that this was proven wrong in 2013.

The Amount

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises that children be vaccinated for 14 diseases before age six on a schedule, which means about 29 shots.

Three Diseases that can be Prevented through Vaccines

Common Facts

Years

  • Measles were eliminated in 2000 in the United States, but many outbreaks occur because travelers have picked up the disease and brought it to the U.S.
  • The WHO estimates that 15.6 million deaths were prevented between 2000 and 2013, because of increased access to measles vaccinations

Percentiles

  • 93% of doctors say that in any given month they had been asked to delay vaccines, at least once
  • Adults 20 years and older make up 59% of confirmed measles and most had no record of being vaccinated