Monday, April 27, 2014
University of Phoenix
My opinion is that the pros of vaccinations in children outweigh the harms of not getting children vaccinated. I have a young child and I am going to get her vaccinated. I believe vaccinations do more good than harm in most cases. I know there are certain cases where a child is allergic to eggs or latex thus cannot be vaccinated, but I believe other than such cases all children should be vaccinated.
The first article that I chose was an article published by the CDC. It supports my claim that vaccinations are safe for children and do more good than harm. In this exert from the article you can see that the CDC promotes the use of vaccination in children. “Immunizations have had an enormous impact on improving the health of children in the United States. Most parents today have never seen first-hand the devastating consequences that vaccine-preventable diseases have on a family or community. While these diseases are not common in the U.S., they persist around the world.” (CDC 2015) This exert explains how immunizations have eradicated diseases that once greatly affected our nation. They have protected children against diseases that could leave the crippled or even take their lives. It states that even though we do not have to deal with the disease they are still known to affect children all over the world.
The second article that I have chosen is an article that is against vaccinations in children. In this study it states that the vaccines use for measles cause a new strand of disease in the colon. The one common denominator that all children had was measles vaccinations. The author states that “ data confirm an association between the presence of measles virus and guy pathology in children with the developmental disorder.” (V.Uhlmann, C.M. Martin, O. Sheils, L. Pilkington, I. Silva, A. Killalea S. B. Murch, A.J. Wakefield, J.J. O’Leary, 2002)
The data revealed there are facts to support both sides of the argument. The study revealed a correlation of an autoimmune disease and measles vaccinations, while the CDC used the