Vaccines have been around since the 1700‘s and have come a long way in the developmental process. The first vaccine was first created in 1796 by Edward Jenner, a young doctor living in Berkley, England, Jenner proceeded to carry out his now famous experiment on a little eight year old boy, James Phipps. Jenner decided to get a small portion of puss from a cowpox lesion and combine it with medication that will help weaken the virus contained in the vaccine. Basically, cowpox was the leading cause of deaths back in the day and Jenner was determined to find the cure.
Jenner decided to inject the vaccine into the little boy and wait about six weeks. Once six weeks had passed, he examined the little boy only to find that James had no exposure to the virus and he was indeed immune to smallpox. Although vaccines have not only been created but also improved over the years and developed pros and cons, the argument whether they should be mandatory or not still remains out there.
Creating vaccines can be broken down into four simple steps that are required for all vaccines.
The first step in creating a vaccines is to grow the virus on a primary cell which will allow for easy culturing of the cells. Once the virus has been cultured and grown, they then select only a small portion of the virtts so that the amount in the vaccine is safe to be injected into a person‘s blood flow.
Once they have the right amount of the virus, they then proceed to weaken the virus so the body can easily create an immunity against the virus. Next, they inactivate the virus which removes the ability for the virus to be able to reproduce and spread once it is inside the person‘s body, Finally, they take the weakened virus and then combine it together with adjuvants, stabilizers, and preservatives to create a vaccine. Although in many cases people believe that vaccines only cause negative effects on the human body, however, they can provide many benefits to a person’s body and life, Vaccines indeed do cause side effects but they are very mild and not dangerous at allt Examples of these side effects include pain, swelling, and redness.
An allergic reaction is only seen in very rare occasions because doctors look over the patient’s medical transcript to double-check what they are allergic to. If a patient is allergic to a chemical that is in the vaccine then he will not proceed to vaccinate the patient, Vaccines are beneficial because they help prevent against catching a disease and also prevent it from spreading. Not only that, but vaccines are also very economical meaning that is affordable by everyone. This is considered a benefit because preventing a disease is much cheaper rather than treating a disease. Despite the many facts, pros, and cons that vaccines contain, the debatable question remains out there, should vaccines be mandatory? There are many speculations that can be found on media about this controversial medication that has been around for many years. People that support mandatory vaccinations believe that vaccines can help save many lives.