Deseret News
Letter to the editor

Vaccinations as we know them are to protect ourselves from the many diseases around us in our everyday life.

The question is, do we want to go back in time without vaccines and go through the measles, mumps and the smallpox epidemics again? Do we want to put our children through those dangers or do we want them to live a full, healthy, happy life? Of course we want them happy and healthy. This is why vaccines should be implemented from birth.

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Since vaccines, smallpox are no longer existent, but the vaccines are still given to prevent the outbreak all over again. Why risk something if there is a way to prevent it before it starts up again? Being vaccinated prevents future generations from contracting diseases, too. For women who have been vaccinated, they are less likely to pass down any disease to their unborn babies. With vaccines we greatly decrease the chances of passing the virus down. Having had vaccines at birth will make sure that “extinct” diseases don’t come back.

Knowing that vaccinations will benefit everyone's well-being, it is a must that we vaccinate our children. Vaccinations are essential for our children’s health and the health of others.

Jasmine Magana

St. George