Pros And Cons Of Vaccination

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The pros and cons of vaccinations to the public and healthcare workers
Due to the media portraying controversy over certain vaccinations more parents and healthcare workers are more hesitant to go forward with vaccinations. Although the American Nurses Association strongly supports immunizations, there is still a lot of wavering.
Population: All individuals should be immunized against vaccine preventable diseases (ANA).
Between 1976 to 2007 the number of deaths per year from the flu ranged from 3,000 to 49,000 (ANA).
Vaccination rates among healthcare workers worldwide are low, with the number of nurses being vaccinated is lower than physicians(Pless et al. 2017).
During the past 10 years the rate of parents who refuse vaccines has increased (Eby 2017).
This is an important topic because individuals who are refusing vaccines can pose a threat to those who are not vaccinated. Also, the autonomy of the patient choosing not be vaccinated is important to the health care workers who might believe in vaccinations but also need to advocate for what their patient wants. As well as, some nurses and health care workers do not want vaccines for themselves personally and may not want to teach their patients about vaccinations, another example of autonomy.

C. Key Terms:
Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
Vaccination give in two doses, the first one between 12-15 months of age, the second given between 4-6 years of age (CDC).
Andrew Wakefield's article published in

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