Those who oppose infant vaccinations believe that they cause a host of chronic, incurable, and life threatening diseases. To start off with the most debatable issue which is that mercury found in vaccines as a preservative leads to autistic spectrum disorders especially since it is given to infants at critical developing periods. According to a study, mercury levels are decreasing in the blood after being given the shot, thus believing that vaccines containing thimerosal which is an organomecury compound are safe to use (Pichichero et al, 2000). According to a more thorough study , mercury is not leaving the body or disappearing but traveling to the brain and turning into inorganic mercuric chloride (Burbacher et al, 2005).In the US, the commonness
Nobody suspects something that is supposed to help them, actually harm them. What is a vaccine? A vaccine is a product that makes an individual’s immune system become immune from a disease. You take vaccines by mouth, aerosol or by a needle injection (Basics). Some of the common types of vaccinations include Diphtheria, Pertussis, which is whooping cough, Tetanus, Poliomyelitis, and MMR, which is abbreviated from measles, mumps, rubella (Immunization).
From a public health standpoint, when a population is 95% vaccinated against a certain disease the elimination of that disease has been achieved (Andre, FE. et al. 2008). This means that there is no longer transmission of the disease locally but it is not eradicated globally. For example, the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine has been given to children in the United States to eliminate those diseases.
Many believe that immunizations don’t help prevent the illness, but have side effects worse than the real disease (Calandrillo). Most immunizations give protection for diseases that are no longer around, and can no longer harm us (Darden). Although, one day our bodies and immune systems will no longer accept the antibodies in vaccinations. On the other side, we are currently provided with the most safe and effective versions of vaccines that go through extensive tests. Immunizations are harmless, with the correct dosages of the antibodies, but they can have rare minor reactions (CDC).
This position has drawn many supporters for a few main reasons, one of them is the possibility of protecting many people from infectious diseases. Most vaccinations are used to develop immune system in the body for preventing from disease that can be transmitted such as Influenza and Human papillomavirus. In addition, vaccines can help to avoid disease such as tetanus. In a recent research about immunization coverage, World Health Organization (WHO) points out that about 2 to 3 million people can avoid death because of immunization. If the global vaccination coverage improves, the additional 1.5 million deaths could be avoided.
1. Simply Put, the flu shot is an injection (shot) or nasal spray that contains a harmless amount of the virus, so that your body can build up antibodies against that strain of the flu. 2. Flu shots are important because they help protect you against Influenza, which is more commonly referred to as the flu. [Transition: With help from Mayo Clinic website, I learned that...] B.
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Killed vaccines are just that, dead forms of the virus or bacteria. These types of vaccines usually require a booster dose during a person’s lifetime. Once a person has been inoculated with the disease, their body starts to build immunity to that disease. Vaccines provide herd immunity, which means that when the majority of the population is protected through vaccinations, that an outbreak of that disease process most likely will not occur. For example, in 2005 a young female toddler contracted polio and infected a handful of other toddlers.
. 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.
A vaccination is just a shot containing the dead or weak germ of the disease. It allows your body to learn what they should fight against. However, the vaccine effects will not make you sick, since it’s not an alive germ. As the disease enters the body, it alarms the your defense system and starts to create antibodies to kill the germ. The vaccine strengthens your immune system, so a disease will never infect you even if you come in contact with someone who has one.
To prevent from any influenza outbreak, flu vaccination is the only prevention. Pediatric and geriatric population is more likely to be effect by it, so it is important to get them vaccine. Without influenza vaccination, serious illness may occur and can lead to death. However, even with the importance of vaccination not many people get vaccine, especially the older Hispanic population. Compared to other population, Hispanic older adult ages 65 and up has the lowest rate of vaccine with 50.6% where Non-Hispanic white is 68.6% (OMH, 2013).
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The Ebola virus is spread through infected body fluids that get in your mucous membranes or breaks in the skin and it is only contagious when the infected individual presents with symptoms know as droplet spread. Ebola spreads less easily than SARS because transmission can be stopped with proper PPE and can only be passed with direct contact of infected persons. SARS is an airborne viral disease that can float in the air for long periods of time even after the infected person has left the room, making it highly contagious (CDC,
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