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Why vaccines are so important to children

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Why vaccines are so important to children

Why are vaccines so important to the child?
There are many different diseases that are out there in the world. Everyone can be affected by a disease. It doesn’t manner if you are an adult or a child. However, throughout the year’s researchers have developed vaccines to prevent people from getting certain diseases. “It is always better to prevent a disease than to treat it after it occurs” (CDC, 2018).
What are vaccines?
Vaccines are created to prevent you from getting diseases. “A vaccine stimulates your immune system to produce antibodies, exactly like it would if you were exposed to the disease” (CDC, 2012). Once you receive the vaccine, it makes your body immune to that specific disease. It is not necessary for you to get a disease because you will be protected. Also, vaccines contain the same particles that are in a specific disease. “But they have been either killed or weakened to the point that they don’t make you sick” (CDC, 2012).

Why are vaccines so important to the child?
“A vaccine is a safer substitute for a child’s first exposure to a disease” (CDC, 2018). The child is safe and doesn’t get the disease. “Through vaccination, children can develop immunity without suffering from the actual diseases that vaccines prevent” (CDC, 2018).
Reasons to vaccinate your child
• Save your child’s life: There are advanced research perfecting vaccines as time passes by. “Some diseases that once injured or killed thousands of children have been eliminated completely and others are close to extinction– primarily due to safe and effective vaccines” (Vaccines, 2018).
• Safe and effective: Vaccines have been looked at very carefully by scientists making sure that they are safe for children. They make sure that they are effective and have little to no side effects. There might be some discomfort once the vaccine has been injected into the body. However, it’s better to feel a little discomfort than being in pain due to a disease.
• Protects those around you: It protects not only you but also those who are around you. A disease can be spread easily via touching or in the air. If your child is vaccinated, there is little to no risk of obtaining the disease.
• Save time and money: Some facilities will not let your child enter unless they’ve been vaccinated. If your child isn’t vaccinated, you will have to make time to look at facilities where your child can attend. Also, your child is more prone to have a disease. After, you will have to pay for medical attention and treatment plans to help your child stay safe.

Basics of Vaccines. (2012). Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd/vpd-vac-basics.html
Five Important Reasons to Vaccinate Your Child. (2018). Retrieved from https://www.vaccines.gov/get-vaccinated/for_parents/five_reasons
Why Are Childhood Vaccines So Important? (2018). Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vac-gen/howvpd.htm

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