Debate over childhood vaccinations

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A recent measles outbreak that started in Disneyland, California quickly spread over to several other states in the United States. Not just measles, it is igniting a debate over the entire regiment of childhood vaccinations including mumps, rubella, diphtheria, meningitis, polio, tetanus, and whooping cough. The debate mainly revolves around measles due to the recent outbreak and parent’s refusal to vaccinate their kids. Some parents are opting out of the required childhood immunizations due to various reasons including religious convictions. However, many believe that they are compromising the health of other children.


Children immunity is built over a longer period of time. If children are not vaccinated during the first few years of child’s life, they lose the extra help getting from vaccinations to fight childhood diseases. Contrary to popular belief, childhood vaccinations do not cause autism. However, any vaccine could cause side effects not just childhood vaccinations. But considering the beneficial impacts of vaccines, they could be considered very minor. In order to protect children health, no vaccine will be given to a child with known reaction to certain vaccines and its content. Not having your child immunized against various diseases, you not only put your child in danger but also other children who come into contact with your child.