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Compulsory vaccines for children are a controversial topic that has been around the world for hundreds of years. Some people have been opposed to vaccines since the beginning. Some are against children getting vaccines because they view the vaccine as dangerous and unsafe. Some feel that diseases aren’t as harmful as they really are. Vaccines have saved countless children’s lives and have eradicated and eliminated many diseases. Vaccines should be required for children because they save lives, protects...

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the smallpox vaccine may have had an even more significant impact in terms of lives saved” said Dr. Baker the director of the medicine history. Vaccination is the administration of antigenic material (a vaccine) to stimulate an individual's immune system to develop adaptive immunity to a pathogen. Vaccines can prevent or ameliorate morbidity from infection. The effectiveness of vaccination has been widely studied and verified; for example, the influenza vaccine,[1] the HPV vaccine,[2] and the chicken...

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Dawn Giordano English 101 Professor Crutchfield Argumentative Essay Autism and Vaccines There has been controversy recently over whether or not vaccines, in particular the MMR (measles mumps and rubella), cause autism. Your child is at the doctor, the doc says “it’s time for those shots tough guy”. Your bouncy baby boy is 18 months old and very happy even after the doctor administers the MMR, he doesn’t cry, just giggles. Later that night he develops a fever and has trouble sleeping...

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B Hepatitis B is a very safe vaccine. Most people do not have any problems with it. The vaccine contains non-infectious material, and cannot cause hepatitis B infection. Some mild problems have been reported * Soreness where the shot was given (up to about 1 person 4) * Temperature of 99.9°F or higher (up to about 1 person in 15). Severe problems are extremely rare. Severe allergic reactions are believed to occur about once in 1.1 million doses. A vaccine, like any medicine, could cause...

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The Vaccine Controversy

The Vaccine Controversy Janira Sanchez Intro to Biology Professor Martin July 22, 2010 The Vaccine Controversy The vaccine controversy is the dispute over the morality, ethics, effectiveness, and /or safety of vaccinations. The medical and scientific evidence is that the benefits of preventing suffering and death from infectious diseases outweigh rare adverse effects of immunization. Since vaccination began in the late 18th century, opponents have claimed that vaccines do not...

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history of vaccines

 History of Vaccines According to the Historical Medical Library of Physicians of Philadelphia, the Chinese would scrape scabs from smallpox victims on to healthy open pores of the arm dating back to 1000AD. They believed that exposing a person to a small amount of the disease would help them build up immunity towards it. This was also called inoculation. Such ideas inspired what we now call immunizations or vaccines. The history of vaccines begins with the emergence of incurable diseases...

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Vaccines: Safe?

Vaccines: Safe? Orna Izakson explains the risks and benefits of being vaccinated in an article of Your Health. She answers questions that some parents have today regarding vaccines being safe and what health problems they may cause in children. Can vaccines cause autism? What adverse side effects come with vaccines that contain thimerosal? Before reading this article I agreed with the parents and scientists that questioned the safety of vaccinating children. With all the questions and concerns...

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Hiv Vaccines

A vaccine is a biological preparation intended to improve an individual’s immunity to a specific illness or disease. Most vaccines are composed of weakened or killed forms of an agent that resembles a disease-causing microorganism. A typically safe version of the pathogen, which is unable to cause the disease, is then produced by the altered or inactivated state. Once the vaccine is administered into the blood stream, the agent is recognized as a foreign body, which then triggers the process of...

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Should Vaccines Be Mandatory

vaccinations that are supported by research statistics as well as the different symptoms that have been reported for each available vaccine. What is a vaccine? Vaccines have been defined as the development of depleted or killed microscopic organisms and once given that energizes antibody formulations. ("Vaccine," 2010) 23 various types of immunizations exist today. Vaccines have been reported to cause reactions that have gone under-reported and certain public health officials have been tracked to...

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Vaccine and Multiple Vaccines Safe

Vaccines Vaccinations are a big part of people’s lives. There are immunization programs for children that very much encourage vaccinations; starting them off early as steady, life-long customers. Years ago, when vaccines were first invented, they were made up of saline solution and the dead virus. Now, there’s so much more in the vaccine that most people don’t know about. The way that vaccines are made is unethical, from the ingredients, to the way the ingredients are collected. Many who get vaccinated...

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