Healthy Shots or Not

It seems that hundreds of adults are in agreement about rather or not vaccines are safe. Adults ages 18 through 29- years- old have an opposing view surrounding the safety of childhood vaccinations. Studies may reveal that vaccines cause autism.

Following a survey, between January 26th, and January 28th 2015, nearly 21% of the adults who took the survey believe that childhood vaccines are responsible for autism, and only 13% agreed. However, an empirical research clearly showed that there is no evidence to support the allegation.

In 1998, there were controversy about the legitimacy of these claims, which ultimately led to the retraction of a high- profile study, which was published in the Lancet, medical journal. This retraction discredited the only large piece of supporting evidence, which may have proven to be true.

A survey conducted on YouGov shows that more than half of the people in the United States are in support of childhood vaccinations, while 32% are have not yet decided. Younger adults are not agreeing or disagreeing with other adults, but they are simply saying, that this choice is optional.

When it comes to preventing childhood diseases, Marc Sparks poses the question on AboutMe-should parents be able to decide if the vaccinations are safe or not? This is the question parents are asking. Even if parents disagree and decide to refuse the vaccinations for their children, they face the consequences that public and private sectors impose; “No shots, No admittance.”

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