Vaccination protects the spread of diseases around us. Getting vaccinated doesn’t only mean helping yourself, it means helping other people around you too. “The U.S. has seen 118 cases as of mid-May, compared with the 56 cases a year from 2001-2008” (Ropeik). This is important because it’s saying that the rate of vaccination is decreasing, which disease will be increasing. We shouldn’t let this continue because diseases would be spreading faster than ever. We should be alarmed and need to take action for our future and get vaccinated now. Getting vaccinated means protecting ourselves and our community. That’s the reason why vaccine were there in the first place, to
What is a vaccination? Why are they so important ? A vaccination is a live virus administered into the body to build immunity against deadly diseases. When a child is little and is exposed to a disease their bodies are not strong enough to fight it off and can make them very sick. Before vaccination came into play children would get diseases such as pertussis(whooping cough),polio,diphtheria, and tetanus, all of these being extremely deadly.Why would someone want to give a young child these deadly viruses? Studies have shown that no medicine is perfect but most childhood vaccines produce immunity about 90 - 100% of the time.(vaccines) Before vaccinations were invented people were only living 50-60 years, they now are living 20-25 years longer. How does this protect those who physically can not have vaccinations? Vaccinations protect those who can not be vaccinated, whether is be from a disease they are already fighting, chemo / radiation, and being allergic. All of those being reasons to hope others get their vaccinations. Vaccinations not only protect children from harmful diseases, but also those who can not be vaccinated.
Vaccines, although have many benefits, come with potentially severe side-effects, like most medication. Most vaccines will come with many side-effects which can cause some discomfort such as mild swelling, rashes and soreness, but there is a chance that severe side effects could occur such as seizures or life-threatening reactions, although these are extremely uncommon (The College of Physicians Philadelphia, 2018). Side-effects are most prominent in babies, although as a whole vaccine have saved more lives, due to the slim potential side-effects, some people believe that vaccinating isn’t worth the risk. In the debate of compulsory vaccinations, one argument that arises is the concept of personal choice and freedom, and the government shouldn’t intervene with people’s personal choice. Particularly for families and younger children, it is argued that the choice of whether a child is vaccinated should be left to the parents/guardians. The other interesting argument that arises is that of religious beliefs, and how vaccines can collide with numerous religious practices. It is argued that people should be exempt from compulsory vaccinations if it can be proved that it goes against there religious beliefs, and in countries such as America there are laws that support this. Laws although, are not present in all countries as
It is human nature to want to understand the risks of vaccinations, especially when the benefits of that vaccine are invisible. It will never be known how many times people might be exposed to a vaccine-preventable disease, and how it could affect the immune system. There is sufficient data to help adults, and parents, weigh out the pros and cons of getting vaccinated. The benefits of preventing a disease with a vaccination can far outweigh the risks of not getting get. There are skeptics out there that believe vaccinating your child could give them neurodevelopmental issues, such as Autism. There is no scientific proof to back up this theory. Getting
1A vaccination is used to stimulate ones immune system and provide resistance from infections.2Many people believe that vaccinations need to be mandatory to prevent mass outbreaks and pandemonium much like the measles outbreak of December 2014. 3In spite of preventable outbreaks, many others deflect the idea of vaccinations because they believe that they are “unsafe”. 4Accoring to the Editorial Board for USA Today, mandatory vaccinations, such as the measles vaccination, are positively affective and only .5% of its recipients have experienced major and crucial side effects. 5Although it is understandable to opt out of a vaccination for religious reasons, we must analyze the impact that unvaccinated children have on the entire community. 6The
Vaccinations, even without health care coverage, cost a fraction of what an emergency room visit or a hospitalization would cost (Garrett). It is significantly cheaper to vaccinate the entire human population than it would be to treat the illness caused if the population was unvaccinated (“Making the Vaccine Decision”). Instead of making smart, evidence-based decisions, many parents seek an exemption from vaccinating their child for medical, religious and philosophical reasons due to all the misinformation surrounding potential vaccination consequences (“State Vaccination Exemptions”). Although medical contraindications against vaccination exist for some with weakened immune systems, there should be no exceptions for healthy members of
This story begins in a world, filled with diseases causing death and illnesses, with no way to stop or control it. Men, woman and children were dying in the most horrific way and no one knew how to stop it. That is, until the heroic act and discovery of vaccinations. People where now being protected from this onslaught, and slowly, these diseases stopped emerging amongst populations. However, if the administration of vaccinations were stopped, death, disease, and illnesses would thrive and be re-introduced into the world. This story does not have to repeat itself, as with all the advances in science and technology, we have the resources to put a stop to these dreadful diseases and help save millions lives.
Almost everyone in the world cares and wants the best for children, whether it be their own or not. Most people also want the best for society. But the question is, why would some of these same people deliberately cause the suffering of children and jeopardize society just because they do not believe in vaccination? Vaccinations help save lives by building immunity to deadly diseases, but people are willing to risk lives just because their political beliefs or religious beliefs or skepticism keeps them from vaccinating their children. To make sure everyone in the community is safe from certain diseases, the government needs to make most vaccinations mandatory for every child. There are already a few state mandates regarding vaccinations
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) describes vaccination as being one of the ten greatest achievements in public health of the 20th century (CDC 1999) Despite this regard, speculation regarding the matter of vaccines has been around for nearly the entirety of their existence (Wolfe 2002). In his book, Deadly Choices: How the Anti-Vaccine Movement Threatens Us All, Author Paul Offit does well in informing readers of the ongoing debate regarding the safety and implementation of vaccinations. Offit begins his book by equating this debate to an ongoing war between hesitant parents and weary doctors. Both sides are motivated by fear. For parents it is the fear of possible side effects that may arise in their children. For doctors it is the
Vaccinations has become controversial in recent years. A growing number of parents feel that vaccines can cause harm. They believe that they have the right to decide whether or not to have their children vaccinated (“Introduction to Vaccines: Current Controversies” 6). This is true, however, public health and individual rights should be equally taken into consideration. While there is growing number of people who claims that mandatory vaccinations is against civil liberties and are not safe, vaccinations are scientifically proven to be effective and have given greater benefits to public health.
Vaccination is a primary prevention of disease and has been strongly integrated into modern medicine. For generations, epidemics of measles, whooping cough or polio have been largely nonexistent from populations across the globe. However, there are still many parents who choose not to vaccinate their children and adults who are unaware of or unable to access vaccines that prevent infectious diseases. There are college students still being exposed to meningitis and even some people in the healthcare industry not staying current and questioning the efficacy of them. The purpose of this paper is to present some facts about vaccinations/immunizations, barriers to obtaining them and suggestions from research on how to overcome those barriers from a community health perspective.
Vaccinations have proven time and time again to be an effective form of preventive medicine, but in recent research it has been associated with serious developmental problems. The controversy over whether childhood vaccines are actually the cause of these development issues has been an ongoing debate for 2 centuries and is even more prominent in society now as more research is becoming available to the public, even if some of it says there is no link between the two. Parents and guardians now also believe that their children’s immune systems will be able to fight off diseases naturally. With all the controversy of vaccinations, there are also ethical controversies dealing with childhood vaccinations. Vaccine ethical issues such as public
Vaccinations are considered to be one of science’s greatest feats. The World Health Organization estimates that immunization prevents 2 million deaths worldwide and according to Immunize BC, “[vaccinations] have saved more lives in Canada than any other medical intervention in the past 50 years”. Vaccinations work by transmitting a small amount of germs - or parts of a germ- into the patient. These germs cause the body to create antibodies in order to rid and protect the body of the foreign intruder. The germs are consequently destroyed and the antibodies remain in your body, now prepared to protect the body if it comes in contact with the full blown disease. As of now, the only disease that has been eradicated is smallpox, thus saving 5 million lives annually (Immunize BC, 2012). The constant research and observation of vaccines and their consequent role in immunization have led to the suppression of occurrences of various diseases. Epidemics of diseases such as measles and whooping cough, that prevailed less than 100 years ago have decreased to rare cases scattered around the continent.
Vaccinations are health products that trigger a dog’s immune system to fight against infections & harmful diseases without making them ill. Vaccinations are necessary in order to protect a dog from many major infectious diseases, see below.
Vaccinations to an individual are extremely beneficial, but there are many individuals who do not believe in vaccines, too. This is when the vaccine herd effect becomes a vital role in vulnerable populations at a high risk for obtaining infection. The vaccine herd effect, "refers to the indirect protection of unvaccinated persons, whereby an increase in the prevalence of immunity by the vaccine prevents circulation of infectious agents in susceptible populations." (Kim, et al. 2011) The herd effect has been a major reason for the abolition of smallpox and the protection against influenza and pneumococcal disease since the vaccinated individuals have spread the vaccine benefits to unvaccinated people.