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This week my question to my readers is, will you get vaccinated when the COVID-19 vaccination is ready and available?Before I explain, I want to start with the simple definition of vaccination. Vaccination is the administration of a vaccine to help the immune system develop protection from a disease. Vaccines contain the microorganism or virus in a weakened, live or killed state, proteins or toxins from the organism you are wanting to be protected from. The administration of the microorganism into your body stimulates the body’s adaptive immunity response, which then helps prevent sickness from the infectious disease.
Vaccinations have always been somewhat controversial in certain circles of the population. There are people who, hands down, will not vaccinate their kids nor themselves even with the science behind the necessity and successes of vaccinations.
Of the cocktail of vaccinations for children, from birth up through puberty, anywhere from 15-24% of children are not vaccinated, by choice of their parents or because of medical reasons.
The effectiveness of vaccination has been widely studied, verified and is the most effective method of preventing infectious diseases. Three examples of eradication by vaccinating are smallpox, polio, and tetanus. Well, these three diseases …
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