“Why should I get vaccinated? It is just a waste of time and money. I never got vaccinated before and never will.” That’s what one of my colleagues said when he was asked to get vaccinated during the outbreak of SARS, severe acute respiratory syndrome, few years ago in Mongolia. Then, I had reasoned him that disease comes all of a sudden and it is more serious than he thinks. As reported on CDC, Centers for Disease Control, 40 percent of all American parents were refusing one or more vaccines for their children (Willrich 3). So it is clearly one of the most significant public health issues today. There are lots of people who hold the belief against vaccination because of several reasons. Even though there is a public notion that vaccine
Before vaccines existed, many people were caught ill with nasty, life-threatening diseases that can be lead to several complications and possibly death. (Department of Public Health, n.d.) You should always have the required immunisations and needles according to your status. By having the required immunisations according to your age and gender, you can save yourself from some very bad diseases and illnesses. Although our bodies generally try to fight these foreign organisms, some bacteria cannot be fought against by our immune systems. (World Health Organisation, 2016) Do you want to be the one who is likely to spread a disease of some sort by not having your correct vaccine?
Vaccines have been considered one of the greatest medical achievements, and are instrumental in health promotion. Vaccines play a major role in lowering the risk of exposure to diseases. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends 29 doses of 9 vaccines plus an annual flu vaccine for children ages 0 to six (CDC, 2017). There are twelve diseases that have been considered potentially dangerous that children are routinely vaccinated against. They include: Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Diptheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Polio, Hepatitis A and B, Pneumococcal disease, Varicella (Chicken Pox), and Haemophilus Influenza Type B (HIB disease). There is much debate about the safety of vaccinations. Those who oppose vaccinations believe that a child can
Vaccination protects the spread of diseases around us. Getting vaccinated doesn’t only mean helping yourself, it means helping other people around you too. “The U.S. has seen 118 cases as of mid-May, compared with the 56 cases a year from 2001-2008” (Ropeik). This is important because it’s saying that the rate of vaccination is decreasing, which disease will be increasing. We shouldn’t let this continue because diseases would be spreading faster than ever. We should be alarmed and need to take action for our future and get vaccinated now. Getting vaccinated means protecting ourselves and our community. That’s the reason why vaccine were there in the first place, to
Today, many people are concerned about the safety of immunization. Parents are unsure when it comes to vaccinating their child because they want what’s best for them, and inoculating a foreign agent into their body may produce anxiety. People must trust not getting a vaccination will do far more harm than good. The general population needs to be informed in regards to vaccination and realize the positives outweigh the negatives.
Vaccines are safe and a crucial component of childhood and community health. They do not just protect the children of America, they protect those who cannot receive vaccines, because of severe allergies, and weakened immune systems from other diseases. So, to keep them safe we need to make sure that everyone else is fully immunized. There are a lot of specific groups in America, who cannot receive vaccines, including newborn babies, who are too young to receive vaccines. According to CDC, 10-20 babies die each year, because of contracting a vaccine preventable disease (7). This is from the babies encountering children and adults who have decided to not only risk their own health, but the health of someone else’s child. “As long as the majority of children receive their vaccines, we will be able to maintain our current level of disease control. However, should the level of community protection drop to the point where the viruses and bacteria travel unimpeded from person-to-person, from school-to-school, and from community-to-community, we instantly return to a past era when epidemics were an accepted part of
The world has many problems. Society has trouble finding adequate protection against the elements, each other, and many other adversities. We cannot fix every problem. We fail to completely survive natural disasters, catastrophes, and even basic problems. We can’t even feed ourselves. However, there is one major problem that mankind is beginning to solve. Vaccines are changing the world. They are becoming vital to our well-being. Vaccinations should mandatorily be administered to all children, especially those in our school system.
The last decade has seen the seemingly brilliant solution to disease epidemics turn into a highly controversial subject. The ongoing debate between pro-vaccine and anti-vaccine has credible arguments on both sides. Those who are pro-vaccine have the overwhelming statistics of disease prevention to their disposal, and the anti-vaccine argument can argue that there are potentially safer ways to prevent the spread of disease. The health aspects of vaccines have been
Vaccines are said to be one of the greatest health developments of the 20th century, saving many lives. That's why the CDC (centers for disease controls) recommends
I wish to explain some common misconceptions involving vaccines moreover, provide some information as to why everyone should be properly vaccinated as it is my personal opinion that they’re an indispensable medical practice. Not only have vaccines greatly improved medical technology, but also the overall health of citizens, and have almost prevented some very lethal diseases from killing the population.
With a development of media and technological ways of social communication, is it vital to trust information from the reliable sources. Many people who do not trust or not satisfied with the quality of medicine, and usually quest the material from unreliable sources. Therefore, matter of reliability of immunization is still a huge topic for debate. For example, people sometimes rely on anecdotes, rare cases or even opinions that they have heard from others. The following article presents different point of view of the opponents, and emphasizes the evidences that support benefits of immunization.
In today 's world, many would like to think horrible illnesses and sometimes fatal diseases are not real. Sadly, these illnesses and diseases are very much real. Many of the world 's children die from diseases that can be prevented by a quick trip to the doctors office. There are many controversies when it come to vaccinating. More or less people make excuses not to vaccinate, but when everything breaks down, the benefits of vaccinating your children exceed the risks of not vaccinating your children. Many reasons include: illnesses are only a plane ride away, vaccinating is proven safe and effective, and vaccinations are at your disposal, and save you time and money
Benjamin Franklin spoke of the remorse he felt relating to his son’s death and regret of not vaccinating him when he had the chance; he wrote “in 1736 I lost one of my sons, a fine boy of four years old, by smallpox, taken in the common way. I long regretted bitterly, and still regret that I had not given it to him by inoculation. This I mention for the sake of parents who omit that operation, on the supposition that they should never forgive themselves if a child died under it; my example showing that the regret may be the same either way and that, therefore, the safer should be chosen.” Franklin did not vaccinate his son because he was already ill with another disease; he did not want to risk his son’s health by vaccinating him and causing
Vaccinations have, and are currently now more than ever, a very heated topic of discussion. While some parties agree that vaccinations are a necessity for the average person, others disagree, stating that they are unnecessary, dangerous, and should not be administered. There are reasons, however, as to why vaccinations should be administered. A very widespread and basic understanding is that they provide immunity against specific diseases. It is important to vaccinate everyone, lest widespread disease may run rampant again. This has also been proven important in the goal to completely destroy certain diseases. Last, it is very dangerous to ignore vaccinations, as some diseases are life-threatening. It is of upmost urgency that everyone be vaccinated, and up to date on such.