Diseases that are preventable by vaccine can happen at anytime. From mild to severe, to life threatening. Diseases that once killed, can now be avoided by vaccinations. Polio, a once feared disease, no longer exists in the United States, thanks to vaccinations. There has not been one case of Polio since 1979, whereas there were previously 16,000 cases and 1900 deaths were reported between 1951-1954. Serious side effects of vaccinations are very rare, and the benefits of vaccinations far outweigh any risks or dangers. There are some people that cannot be vaccinated due to allergies, or religious exemptions. It is our responsibility to keep those people safe by being sure to get vaccinated if you can. Despite the possible risk of side effects, and religious opposition, it is imperative that people are immunized against vaccine preventable diseases that can compromise public health safety.
Resistance to vaccines has been around as long as vaccines themselves. Some reasons for vaccine opposition include religious, scientific, and fear of side effects. When the Japanese Ministry of Health stopped administering Pertussis vaccinations, the cases went from 400/10 deaths to 13,000/113 deaths! They recognized their mistake and reinstated the vaccine. When refusing to vaccinate, you are risking infection. If people were to stop vaccinating for a disease that is not completely eradicated, they risk infection, because it is likely that someone will bring the disease back to the country
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As more and more vaccinations are being set in place for our children to receive, the society including parents, caregivers, teachers and even researchers begin to develop fears about whether or not they are truly safe for children. Researchers have argued that vaccinations could potentially be unnecessary for our children. Due to studies that show that the targeted diseases have essentially disappeared. This raises the question of why children are still required to receive large amounts of vaccinations at a young age. Another argument focuses on the financial motives. A statement released talked about the government benefiting trillions of dollars from vaccinations since 1994 (Whitney).
The anti-vaccination sentiment exists worldwide, with activists arguing that vaccines are ineffective with a high risk of side effects, encouraging people to forgo immunization, including the influenza inoculation. Conversely, I wonder if these same activists would promote anti-immunization and anti-influenza inoculation to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for health care providers and medical personnel, especially countries with high infectious disease rates and high risk assessment of influenza with pandemic potential. Moreover, would these activists be willing to promote these individuals rights to perform their specialties in the United States without proper vaccinations? The answer to the question is not by any means. Nevertheless, a person deciding whether to be
How important is it to get vaccinated? Becoming vaccinated has become one of the most controversial topics in history. The topic of modifying genes to take preventative measures is nothing new. There are many people that are for vaccinations, and there are also many against it. In the United States alone, over 50,000 people die each year from vaccine-preventable diseases. In history, many people have been cured from conditions ranging from chicken pox to deadly airborne viruses. In an effort to keep our country clean and sanitary, we have come under the belief that vaccines are necessary. Without the breakthrough in medicine, there would still be many diseases killing people. If there were no vaccines, then the world potentially could have
The controversial debate regarding the safety of vaccinations continues to captivate the masses; however we must understand whether the side effects from the vaccine outweigh the risk of the disease it may prevent. There is only one way to prevent the disease cervical cancer, and that is through examination, not vaccination. The vaccination available to aid in prevention of cervical cancer has some effectiveness and in many cases ineffectiveness, in preventing Human Papillomavirus. In essence, the most reliable method of prevention is regular visits with your physician.
Vaccinations and the policies surrounding them have come more and more into the center of public controversy in recent years. Those who would like to implement nationwide, mandatory vaccinations are acting in what they believe is the best interest of public health. However, this plan of action flies directly in the face of our national values and the modern stance of medicine. The United States of America is a country of many freedoms, one of those is the freedom of self-determination. With this freedom comes the individual right and responsibility to question, research, and decide if vaccinations are prudent for each themselves and their children. Some may decide that vaccinations are the correct choice while others may reject them. Nonetheless,
Vaccines are widely considered as the safest and most effective method of promoting public health and saving lives. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends receiving 31 doses of 10 vaccines (in addition to a yearly flu shot after six months of age) for children ranging from birth to 6 years old. Although all 50 states require children entering public school to be vaccinated against certain diseases there are no US federal laws that mandate vaccination. According to the Nation Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) all school immunization laws grant medical exemptions for vaccination and 48 states grant religious or philosophical exemptions. Those that advocate for vaccination say that it is safe and one of the greatest medical achievements
“No vaccine is perfectly safe. An adverse event can be said to be caused by a vaccine (true reaction) if it is associated with a specific laboratory finding and specific clinical syndrome or both.” (Vaccine Ingredients and Secrets) By getting vaccinated you are putting your body in danger, with the possibility of an adverse reaction or health concern. Another statement to support the stop of mandatory vaccines is provided by an organization who stated that, “The dangers of vaccines are real, can be substantial and for some life long.” (New Health Advisor) This quote goes to show that vaccines are truly dangerous and harmful, it isn’t a myth or rumor. As a result of getting vaccinated this mistake can stick with you for the remainder of your life, a reminder everyday as you wake up with health issues you received as a side effect of getting a vaccine. However, what this opinion fails to account is the fact of how many lives vaccines save and benefit. Vaccines are tested before they are released to the public at facilities such as, “The vaccine research group of Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota which works to improve the health of individuals across the world by pursuing challenges posed by infectious diseases and bioterrorism through clinical, laboratory, and epidemic vaccine research.” (The Mayo Clinic) This quote by the Mayo Clinic shows
Some people say that people don’t take action to situation until something happens to them, then that is when they realize there is a problem and they try to fix it. It might be too late then. Vaccinations is a very controversial topic to many parents. Some parents think it is not necessary to vaccinate their children. Either because they believe it is unsafe to do so or it goes against their religious beliefs. Injecting a substance into a body of a child can alarm many parents but many of these vaccines have been applied to many patients and it was effective. Although these vaccines have been proven to work parents are still against vaccinating their kids. They wait until they see that their child does have to be vaccinated after they realized
Modern medicine has allowed us to live longer and more prosperous lives than those in past generations. We have developed methods to ensure that we are eating and consuming the correct nutrients to be healthy, which assisted in lowering the rates of many types of diseases. Some specific illnesses however, can be contracted and spread, despite individuals’ attempts to pursue healthy lifestyles. With the invention of the vaccine in the late 1700s and its mass implementation in the twentieth century, our society saw the dramatic decline of many infectious diseases that once plagued families and populations of people. Vaccine shots begin at a young age and continue all throughout our lives to make sure we are kept safe from such potentially lethal
Ever since the rise of religion, certain practices have been marked as foreign and have also been avoided by people. The field of medicine is one of such practices that has been embroiled in various religious disagreements since its conception. Even today many of the disagreements still remain in our societies and has given rise to many campaigns like Anti-Vaccinations. The articles given were also in response to similar kinds of campaigns/beliefs. In the articles there are many views regarding how the people and government should consider these beliefs and what are its effects on the younger generation. One of the author Sharon Slaton Howell says in her article “I feel strongly that Christian Scientists who are committed to following in Christ Jesus' steps of relying on God's power alone for healing, should be allowed exemption from standard health care practices for themselves and their children.” Furthermore, another author who focuses on other aspect of these beliefs, Richard W. Garnett states, “There are relatively few religious objectors to vaccinations, for instance, so they can probably be accommodated because narrow religious exemptions (as opposed to unjustifiably broad ones ‘that cover philosophical and personal objections) do not result in dangerous numbers of
It is important for everyone to receive proper vaccinations so that they and everyone else can stay healthy, and not get sick. Vaccinations can protect people from diseases, both the recipient of the vaccine and those around him. However, used improperly, vaccines can cause the illness that they are meant to protect against.
Disease is something that the Western world has the power to limit. The anti-vaxxer group, “Vaccine Resistance Movement,” wrote an article on their website, vaccineresistancemovement.org, about the validity of vaccines and how they are actually corrosive to society rather than beneficial. Although there are critics against vaccinations, the science is very clear. Vaccinations are beneficial to society and do not have major downsides.
A majority of the population believe that vaccinations have a chance of diagnosing them with other diseases or unwanted side effects that could hinder them. There are both issues with taking vaccinations and avoiding vaccinations.
To vaccinate or to not? That is the underlying question. In many cases the benefits greatly outweigh the risks, especially in preventing fatal illnesses. Yet “anti vaxxers” opt out of vaccinating their children for numerous reasons. Many have a strong distrust towards pharmaceutical companies, or just simply prefer to live a more “natural lifestyle,” using homeopathic remedies. Other reasons are religious or medical