Preventing Immunization Rates And Reduce Preventable Infectious Diseases

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The increase in life expectancy during the 20th century is largely due to improvements in child survival; this increase is associated with reductions in infectious disease mortality, largely to immunization. (Healthy People 2020). Nation’s attempt to control diseases, "Vaccines are one of the most cost-effective clinical preventive services and are a core component of any preventive services of infectious diseases"(Healthy People 2010)because diseases do not stop at geopolitical borders or exclusive only to third world countries. Immunizations saved 33,000 lives. prevents 14 million cases of disease,and it reduces direct healthcare costs by $9.9 billion. Communities who remain un-vaccinated and under vaccinated are at increased risk for outbreaks of preventable diseases. New strains of vaccine-preventable disease can result in significant increase of serious illnesses and death.

The goal of immunization is to increase immunization rates and reduce preventable infectious diseases. Healthy People 2010 “challenges communities, and professionals, to take specific steps to ensure that good health, as well as long life, are enjoyed by all”. I have heard many people say “ I don’t want a disease to be put inside me to kill another disease”, “These things aren’t natural that’s why people get sicker”, “Vaccines is what’s causing these kids to be slow, and diagnosed with ADHD”…
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