Don’t hesitate; vaccinate

by anika veeraraghav • may 3rd, 2019 • 6:00 a.m.

If I were to tell you that there is something that could potentially save your life, as well as the lives of others around you, you would ask me what that something is, right? You would probably tell me that you’d like that something and you’d probably even be willing to pay money for it. After all, it is for your own benefit, and it would help the people around you, too.

This incredible creation is called a vaccine, and it provides protection from life–threatening diseases. Why is it, then, that some people refuse to get vaccinated?

From Jan. 1 to April 26, there were 704 individual cases of measles that had been reported in the U.S., which is the greatest number of cases reported since 1994, and since measles were declared eliminated in the U.S. in 2000.

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