Ignorance and morbid fear of death might be the reasons why a lot of parents don’t want their children to get vaccinated. Do measles vaccines really work? The MMR vaccine has been responsible in bringing down the number of cases and deaths of the measles virus not only here in the US but all over the world. Do they cause autism? Doctors are unanimous in expressing their opinion that measles vaccines don’t cause autism.
The long running argument whether children should be vaccinated or not, has become a hot issue among those for vaccination and against it. The Disneyland measles have brought an intense discussion between the two groups. The media is painting a very convincing argument in favor of vaccination. Is it balance reporting? It depends on whose side you are in.
Biological products are not perfect but they are far from being dangerous. Adverse effects are very rare according to Dr. William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine at Vanderbilt University
What happens after vaccination? The reports include1 person getting a fever out of six after measles vaccination as reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Approximately 5% manifests mild rashes and almost 1% experiences their glands swelling. A less than one in a million chance in getting allergic reaction, and autism, comma or brain defects due to the result of vaccine is so very rare that having difficulty in identifying the vaccine as the cause is difficult to consider.
On the other hand, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Made a report that vaccines are totally without their issues. Some of those issues are febrile seizures (occurs in infants and young children in association with fever) and anaphylaxis (a severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction). The Institute of Medicine, say that whatever negative side effects that vaccines have, there are no enough evidence to connect them to it.
The American Academy of Pediatrics also supports the MMR vaccination and expressed their confidence in its safety and effectivity.