I have witnessed the growing concerns and the resurgence of the anti-vaccine movement. These are groups with strong held doubts mostly under the guise of culture, religion or other traditional practices that vaccines are not effective and secure (Smith, 2017). This very scare can sometimes be traced back to the authorship of Andrew Wakefield’s which connected the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine to autism in the 1998(Smith, 2017). Some of the rejections even historically date back to 18th century in the variolation of reducing smallpox mortality and morbidity.
However, the argument against vaccine keeps on changing from time to time. Some have held that vaccines are toxic and contain dangerous elements like antifreeze, mercury, aluminum, ether, among others (Smith, 2017). Some suggests that a child immune system is somewhat immature to handle vaccines, that they are administered too many too soon that overwhelms their immune systems (Smith, 2017). A lot other arguments are out here, and in one way or another, they have succeeded in creating a diametrically opposed sides about vaccination.
Smith, T. C. (2017, July). Vaccine rejection and hesitancy: a review and call to action. In Open forum infectious diseases (Vol. 4, No. 3). Oxford University Press.