Mandatory Vaccination, and the High Risk of Vaccine-preventable Disease (VPD) to the Vaccine Refusal.

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Vaccinations demonstrate the benefits of preventing suffering and death from infectious diseases. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Vaccinations were approved as a number one on the list of the Ten Great Public Health Achievements for the United States from 1900 to 1999. If a critical number of people within a community are vaccinated against a particular illness, the entire group becomes less likely to get the disease. This protection is called community, or herd, immunity. On the other hand, if too many people in a community do not get vaccinations, diseases can reappear. Herd immunity has played major role in reducing continual endemic transmission of a number of disease, as a result, benefiting the …show more content…
Vaccinations demonstrate the benefits of preventing suffering and death from infectious diseases. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Vaccinations were approved as a number one on the list of the Ten Great Public Health Achievements for the United States from 1900 to 1999. If a critical number of people within a community are vaccinated against a particular illness, the entire group becomes less likely to get the disease. This protection is called community, or herd, immunity. On the other hand, if too many people in a community do not get vaccinations, diseases can reappear. Herd immunity has played major role in reducing continual endemic transmission of a number of disease, as a result, benefiting the community and in addition to the individual. Herd immunity is one of the major reasons behind the mandatory vaccination. (1)

High immunization coverage helps in substantial decrease in vaccine preventable disease, so diminution in the incidence of VPD lead to the public awareness that the severity and the susceptibility of the disease have declined. Simultaneously, the side effects associated with the vaccination have increased the public concern. Therefore, the numbers of the people who refuse to take the vaccination for them and for their children have increased. Recently, many parents concern about the associated relationship between vaccination and autism, even though that concern did not build on scientific evidence, have led many

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