Please vaccinate your kids

Jade Groble

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Since a measles outbreak ironically reemerged in the “happiest place on Earth,” Disneyland, there has been a lot of buzz about vaccines.

These life-saving shots have become a hot-button issue because of skepticism that they cause adverse effects such as sickness or even autism.

Our advice to people on the fence about this issue is to consult your doctor, not Google.

Just like a few clicks can bring a symptom of mild stomach pain to the diagnosis of colon cancer, the internet is a breeding ground for bias toward extreme medical cases.

As a result, many people think they know everything because they’ve seen vaccine “horror stories.”

If you look at the facts, you have a next-to-nothing chance of experiencing these kinds of adverse reactions.

For example, some people were misled to believing that giving their babies shots could increase their chances of “getting” Autism.

However, Autism isn’t a contracted disease; you are born with it. That is plain ignorance of modern medicine.

Even Rob Ring, the chief science officer of Autism Speaks, said, “The results of this research are clear: Vaccines do not cause autism. We urge that all children be fully vaccinated.”

If an autism specialist’s opinion means less to you than one of a man who writes anti-vaccination books for pure profit, or a cult of “all-natural” mommies online, then we think you need a reality check.

Lack of vaccination can lead to high chances that your kid could become crippled, blind, or even die due to obscure diseases that we should’ve eradicated.

People also need to realize that immunization affects everything and everyone that comes in contact with your child, not just them.

Your kid becomes a breeding ground for dangerous diseases that could maim or kill any elderly people or pre-vaccine infants that they do so much as breathe on.

An opposing parent turned “pro-vax” said it best.

“Vaccination is, despite my perhaps libertarian tendencies, not a matter of personal freedom but rather an issue of public health. Whereas it really doesn’t affect other individuals whether or not I let my daughter have high fructose corn syrup, it does affect others whether or not I vaccinate, and it infringes upon all of our rights to have healthy children.”