Vaccinations are beneficial in many ways and are helpful to a healthy life for children and adults. The measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine were developed in the 1960s and soon became a combined vaccine in the late 1970s. Before these wonderful vaccinations came into existence many people would get the disease and would die from it. As the years have gone by, the rate of people getting these deadly diseases has fallen tremendously. Parents still are opposed to allowing their children to get vaccinated because of side effects.
Larzelere uses research that has been conducted so far just proves the fact that the child was spanked as punishment and not whether the parent did it appropriately. He compares this to radiation treatments being given, ignoring dosage, and types of cancer. Cancer is obviously a topic that can pull almost any bodies heart strings. Another example he uses is the fact that many people who do not support spanking say that spanking causes the child to be more aggressive. He states that this may be true, but it could happen with any disciplinary action saying “people who received radiation treatment last year are more likely to have cancer-related problems this year than all of us who did not need radiation treatments last year”.
But the amount of kids that get vaccinated is pretty high it is 93% of kids between 12 to 15 months old which Is good but it still isn’t 100% which isn’t as good as it could be so if we want to stop child deaths from sickness we need to get the percentage of kids getting vaccinated to go up to 100% which need the parents to get their children vaccinated So I think that children should get vaccinated because the kids that don’t get vaccinated have a higher chance of dying for a sickness but the only good thing is 93% of children between the ages of 12 to 15 months and the doctors re trying to get every child to get
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimated that 732,000 American children were saved from death and 322 million cases of childhood illnesses were prevented between 1994 and 2014 due to vaccination.” With these given statistics, Parents should be more than willing to vaccinate with all the lives saved in the years past. One main factor that makes the vaccines safe is the ingredients used. While used in large quantities, thimerosal, formaldehyde, and aluminum can be dangerous but scientist have lowered the dosage to a healthy form. Along with using safe ingredients, each vaccine has to be tested up to 10 years or more before they are licensed. Then they are monitored by the CDC and FDA before ever using them on patients.
Once again, the topic of vaccinations is extremely counterfactual. Hypothetically speaking, if an outbreak of smallpox erupts in a population that contains a high percentage of individuals who have been given the smallpox vaccine, then the concept of herd immunity says that the spread of smallpox will be contained. What I am trying to explain is that you need a high population of immunized individuals for herd immunity to properly function. So, if this trend of parents refusing to vaccinate their children increases, then diseases like polio that we have eradicated through vaccines could hypothetically show up again in populations where
There are arguments about the demand for mandatory vaccinations for teenage girls to protect them against the human papilloma virus also known as HPV. The HPV virus is known to cause cervical cancer. Allen proclaims that “in the trials done last year, the HPV vaccine prevented 70 percent of growths that lead to cervical cancer, which strikes 14,000 American women each year, killing one fourth of them. Women that received the vaccine in the trials experienced no side effects” (449). The reason why the push for mandatory vaccines by politicians is because of the studies done after experiments were conducted on volunteers.
Whooping cough, also known as pertussis, is a lung infection that makes breathing challenging due to severe coughing which is easily transferred through the air (WebMD N.p.). The vaccine for whooping cough is effective in nine out of ten children who receive the immunization, therefore, creating strong antibodies in your bloodstream to reject the contagious whooping cough virus (WebMD n.p.). Among these diseases, polio is the deadliest yet the least contagious disease (WebMD n.p.). The disease itself is spread through contact with a contaminated person’s feces, but has not been a severe threat since the early 20th century, when vaccinations for polio were almost nonexistent (WebMD. N.p.).
Instead, the government and public health regulations try to protect the entirety of the population over individual preferences. The first time this fear had arisen was over a hundred years ago in ‘Jacobsen v. Massachusetts. In this case in Cambridge, Massachusetts negated to be vaccinated for smallpox, because he found that the law violated his individual right to care and make decisions for his own body. This challenge was eventually rejected, but was only the first of many in 1905. This was a new socially created fear and pattern that continues to die down and come back up in America’s timeline of events.
Today, young children receive vaccines to protect them against 14 different diseases. Because some vaccines require more than one dose, children can receive as many as 26 inoculations by 2 years of age and up to five shots at one time. For this reason, some parents now ask their doctors to space out, separate or withhold vaccines. If the parent(s) decided to not vaccinate their child, the child may not have the necessary antibodies to fight off infection. That is why to protect the child, the vaccine needs to be not enforced on the child, but strongly suggested by the doctor.
. It lasts a duration of couple weeks to a month and during this time makes the person significantly ill. The virus can only spread to humans and has no cure/treatment . However, treatment to improve comfort/condition is available. Prevention can be done through vaccination of avoiding of any contact with an infected individual.