Throughout history, vaccinations have been used to help the prevention of infectious diseases; some of which can produce serious illnesses, crippling disabilities, and ultimately be the cause of death. There is evidence of ancient culture’s attempting to treat transmittable diseases with various forms of inoculations. Developments in the research of vaccinations increased during the mid-twentieth century because of the established of more advanced laboratories, improved equipment, and new innovations. The progression of medicine during history has helped further the development of research into vaccinations. Several cultural, ethical, and religious issues have resulted from the development and use of vaccinations in our society. The topic of vaccinations has caused a strong debate amongst our culture about the safety and danger of treating infectious diseases with such methods.
Before a child is able to attend school they are required to get the measles vaccination, but lately there have been some controversy on the vaccination. In this paper I will be explaining what the measles vaccination is, benefits of the vaccinations, and cons of the vaccination.
Children come into the world defenseless and vulnerable. The lifelong health of a child begins with what type of defense can be built up. Childhood vaccine schedules are the first step in healthcare for children. A vaccine schedule is a calendar with a combination of vaccines at set intervals and ages for children to receive from birth to six years old *******. The recommended combination of vaccines on the schedule minimizes the amount of times a child needs to get vaccines. Maximizing the number of vaccines a child receives at a time guarantees by school age, the child will meet requirements for enrolling in school. The childhood vaccination schedule was created to be beneficial for children.
What exactly is a travel vaccination? It's protection from any of the many diseases that are still prevalent in foreign countries via an inoculation. Receiving a vaccination before you travel is very important. The United States may have eradicated many of these worldwide diseases but you can
"Typhoid Fever." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 09 Mar. 2013. Web. 06 Sept. 2016. This information was mostly used for the prevention and control of Typhoid Fever and can be found in the first
The down fall to these vaccinations are the side effects. Most of them are mild ones such as redness, soreness, or inflammation of the injection site. Some others may cause nausea, fever, or things on them lines, but the bottom line is that you’re not going to get a much more serious disease that could
Danielle Costanza is a 29 -year-old female here today to discuss her upcoming travel. I did review with her the CDC recommendations for guidelines for traveling to Nicaragua area. I did give her a lab slip to check her hepatitis A and hepatitis B antibodies and if indicated, we will write her an order for these immunizations. My suspicion is that she is immune already. She and I talked about the typhoid recommendations. She elected to want to take the oral typhoid vaccine, she was written for typhoid vaccine 1 capsule every other day for four dose #4 with no refills, and I did discuss with her the side effects and use the guidelines for that. In addition, we talked about malaria prevention. She was written for Malarone, one p.o. daily to start one to two days prior to travel. Take daily during travel, to take for one week following travel #90 with no refills. This should cover her trip to Nicaragua. She will let me know if she is having any other problems or concerns and I plan on seeing her back for routine care. She will call for the results of her testing, if
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends protecting your children from life threatening childhood diseases. The CDC recommends that you get the Tdap vaccine while pregnant, this allows you to pass on antibodies to an unborn baby, and also protects the baby after birth if the mother breastfeeds. Approximately twenty infant deaths are reported to the CDC each year that are related to whooping cough. Other vaccines live vaccines are not recommended during pregnancy but are safe for after ("CDC," 2015)
I choose to talk about the Rabies Vaccine. This vaccine hits close to home. Recently we received a cute black lab mixed 5-week old puppy. Now we all know in general that puppies can be very hyper individuals, but our puppy was/is more so than other puppy’s or so it seemed.
In the last several years, increased vaccination exemptions have resulted in multiple outbreaks of preventable viral diseases in the state of California. In response to school-wide quarantines and the threat of exposure to previously eradicated illnesses, recent legislation amended California state vaccination laws to reflect strict mandatory vaccination requirements. This paper explores the components of the California Senate Bill 277, implications for the public school system, and legal challenges to implementation of this Bill.
Cholera remains a drastically severe disease, killing hundreds of people each outbreak. When ingested, it attaches to the mucosal lining of the intestines and disrupts the normal flow of ions so that there is more sodium, chloride, and water in the intestinal lumen than normal and results in massive diarrhea. Cholera has made a global impact and been endemic in almost all parts of the world. Cholera control strongly emphasizes sanitation, clean drinking water, isolation, and careful food preparation. Two ways our body works against cholera as a self-limiting disease are sloughing cells and the secretory immunoglobulin (sIgA) antibody produced by mucus throughout our body. There are
Some of the vaccinations that are given to infants lead to dangerous things that may have happen to them right there or in the future. According to procon.org there are vaccines that carries life threatening allergic reactions. There are as cases such as kids going into anaphylaxis, itching rash, swellings on the face and mouth, trouble breathing, low blood pressure, seizures, fever, joint pain and stiffness, and even pneumonia. Nvic.org talks about the very first vaccine that was given in 1946 which was the pertussis vaccine. That shot was deadly because the pertussis vaccine killed within minutes given and without any warning or side effects. In 2009, there were over 26,000 babies born, but they didn’t get to see their first birthday
Many also worry that vaccinations are too traumatizing for children. Many children do fear visiting their doctor because they know that at some point there is a chance they will have to endure being stuck with a needle. On average a child who follows their vaccination schedule will receive 49 shots or oral vaccinations by the time they turn 18. This combined all adds to concern that exposing the child to pain and possible disease is not worth the risk.
Immunization is a very important preventative health measure that should be taken by individuals of every age. It is the responsibility of a nurse to promote health and prevent infections. This can be achieved by administering vaccines such as the flu shot. When caring for patients of various ages it is a must that you take into consideration their developmental stage. The type of vaccine and the dosage amount differs depending on the patient's age. For example, before administering vaccines to an infant a nurse may take into consideration that their liver and kidneys aren't fully mature. A nurse may take weight into consideration when vaccinating a school-aged child. When vaccinating an adolescent a nurse may consider any possible allegeries.