Why Is Vaccinating The Vaccine Preventable Diseases?

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Vaccinations Ever since the invention of the first vaccine more than two centuries ago, there has been plenty of controversy over the morality, ethics, effectiveness, and safety of vaccination and immunization. Parents, health care specialists, nurses, teachers and children all have an important stake in this issue. Parents argue that it is they who should have the ultimate decision-making right on whether or not to vaccinate their children. Nurses and health care officials oppose that view on the grounds that by making vaccination rates in children incomplete, we expose all children to contracting the vaccine-preventable diseases. If this is a risk some parents are willing to take, but others face unwillingly, there is obviously a…show more content…
The first thing it does is recognize that the disease germs do not belong in their body, they are “foreign invaders.” It then responds by producing proteins called antibodies, which help destroy these germs. Unfortunately, these antibodies can’t act quickly enough to stop you from getting sick. But by eliminating the germs, they help the child get well (“How Vaccines Work”). The immune system remembers the germs that made the child sick, and if they ever try to infect them again, even after many years, their immune system will come to their defense again. But now they are able to stop the invading germs before they can make them sick. This is immunity. It is what keeps you from getting sick from diseases like measles or chickenpox a second time, no matter how often you are exposed to them (“How Vaccines Work”). In other words, the first time you are exposed to a disease, your immune system won’t stop you from getting sick, but it will help you recover and make you immune to that disease if you are ever exposed to it again. Most vaccinations will provide lifelong protection against the disease (“How Vaccines Work”). Today, there are roughly one hundred vaccines licensed for immunization and distribution in the U.S. Out of the one hundred, they are classified as either passive or active immunizations. In passive immunization, antibodies against a specific infectious organism are given directly to a person. These antibodies are obtained from several sources. The
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