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As a result of widespread use of vaccines in the United States, many vaccine-preventable diseases of childhood have been reduced by 98% or more, compared to pre-vaccine era levels. Vaccines are either whole killed germs (bacteria or viruses), parts of the surfaces of those germs, live germs that have been weakened so they do not cause serious diseases, or toxins that bacteria produce that have been modified so they no longer are poisons.
The goal of vaccination is to give the immune system practice so that it is ready to recognize and destroy the real germs, if there is exposure, before those germs can cause disease.
From a fear of needles to concerns over autism and even government mind control, the small percentage of Americans who shy away from vaccinations for themselves and their children each year certainly have their reasons.
Some even justify the choice with supposed financial responsibility, as if a $40 flu shot is really going to break the bank. For one thing, the best credit cards can pay for more than 15 flu shots with their initial bonuses alone.
Cases like this are particularly painful for us because they stand in stark contrast to another situation of, we would argue, more serious parental neglect: Parents who deny their children the basic and essential medical care vaccinations provide.