Childhood Immunization Against 16 Pathogens

1170 WordsMar 9, 20175 Pages
To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate Jeannette Carlin Community Public Health Nursing Drexel University ACE Program My name is Jeannette Carlin, a mother and ACE nursing student at Drexel University. I appreciate the opportunity to state my support for vaccinations in infants, children and teens. Vaccinations is one of the best ways parents can protect their children from 16 potentially harmful diseases. Some of these diseases are not only harmful to children but they highly contagious and can also be deadly. Furthermore, immunizations do a great job of preventing epidemics of these dangerous diseases spreading to the community. • Vaccination can save children’s lives. Currently the CDC recommends childhood immunization…show more content…
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) together with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continuously monitor vaccines for new dangerous side effects in order to maintain the safety of the children being immunized (CDC, 2014). In January 2013, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) published the most comprehensive examination of the immunization schedule to date, and the report uncovered no evidence of major safety concerns associated with adherence to the CDC-recommended childhood immunization schedule (IOM, 2013). Thirteen, well renown organizations such as the CDC, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Institute of Medicine (IOM), American Medical Association (AMA), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), UNICEF, US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), World Health Organization (WHO), Public Health Agency of Canada, Canadian Pediatric Society, National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID), and American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and the US Department of Health and Human Services state, that vaccines are some of the safest drugs available today (Vaccines ProCon, 2017). • Adverse reactions to vaccines are extremely rare. Anaphylaxis, is the most the most common side effect of vaccines and occurs in 1: 1,000.000 children’s vaccinations. Ellen Clayton, MD, JD, Professor of Pediatrics and Law at
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