Vaccines: Do They Work?

Grant Robley, Editor

Vaccines are a part of life; they are given at a young age to ensure the spread of any deadly illnesses or diseases are stymied. They ensure that people can live without worrying about some deadly illnesses.


Some parents believe in “anti-vaccinations” which basically is the belief that vaccines do not work, and in fact make the children worse.


Vaccines are something that everyone should receive, since they help people live long lives without having to worry about the diseases and illnesses that come. Some people are firm believers in the belief that vaccines don’t actually protect their children from diseases.


A few of the big vaccines are the Measles vaccine, Hepatitis B, Tetanus, Influenza, Rotavirus, and more.


The most infamous is the Influenza vaccine. The Influenza vaccine is a vaccine that most everyone in the United States takes every year. It protects the individual from the illness called the Flu, which is an illness that affects the immune system and the vaccine helps prevent the body from getting super sick from it.


The other infamous vaccine is the HPV vaccine. HPV is a sexually transmitted disease that has affected many lives, and is now a vaccine that everyone takes every 10 years.


The big question that has surfaced about vaccines is whether they work, and if they cause different health problems. Some people believe that vaccines cause autism. Scientists have said that it doesn’t cause autism, but in some cases kids receive the shot and the parents find out they have autism.


There have been a lot of studies coming out about whether vaccines cause autism or not, and the research says that they do not cause autism.


I interviewed William Boughn, a sophomore at Oakdale High School, and he indicates that he believes “vaccines are good for children, and that they should receive them.”


Vaccines have been proved that they are necessary for people to ensure a long life safe from illnesses and deadly diseases.