Children 's Health Is The Most Important Responsibility For Their Parents

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Children’s health is the most important responsibility for their parents. Childhood vaccinations are really important and they safe many children’s lives. However, there are many parents that are confused about childhood vaccination. Some parents accept vaccination for their children, and others are trying to avoid this process. Childhood vaccination should be a mandatory for every child that doesn’t have any medical conditions. Vaccines have prevented diseases from which children used to get serious health complications or death. Before the vaccines, there were thousand cases were children died from whooping cough, measles, and polio. The pediatrics has to explain to each parent importance of vaccines, and any side effects that their…show more content…
The child can receive up to 23 shots before the age of two and six shots could be done just for the one doctor visit (Howard).
There are several vaccines that children have to get before the school age. Most of the public schools require having a proof that a child was vaccinated, if parent cannot provide school with that document, a child may not be accepted (Jones). Each state in US has its own vaccine requirements to attend public school. The most common vaccines that are required for most of the states are Hep B, DTaP, IPV, MMR and Varicella. The others such as HIB, PCV, Flu and Hep A are required only for the few states in US (“State-by-State: Vaccinations Required for Public School”). If parents refuse to vaccinate their child, they should be aware that the child not only will be in danger, but also public schools may not accept the child without proof of required vaccinations.
The first five vaccines are required almost in every state o US. The Hep B vaccine can prevent the child from hepatitis disease in the future. Hepatitis is a very serious infection that can less for months and can cause chronic liver disease, liver cancer or death. This disease is not common along the children, in most of the cases this is an adult disease, and the adult can be from the 20 to 50 years old. The DtaP vaccine protects against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis. The diphtheria attacks throat and heart, and it can led to heart
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