Essay On Vaccination

Good Essays
Do vaccinations really help prevent diseases in the body? A vaccination, usually a shot, is intended to prevent diseases in the body and prepare your body to fight the disease faster and more effectively so that you become immune to certain diseases and sickness. They are required in most school settings and health care related fields. In the year 1798 Edward Jenner created the first vaccination: the smallpox vaccine using Cowpox puss, and in 1980 the World Health Organization declared smallpox an eliminated disease. But did it really help the body and its immunity system? “Possible complications of vaccinia injection include eczema vaccinatum and postvaccinal encephalitis. Although the probability of either of these occurring is extremely…show more content…
In fact, the reason they are healthy is because they are sponging off the herd immunity of their classmates who were vaccinated…” But what about the healthy unvaccinated homeschooled kids? If their siblings aren’t vaccinated how can they sponge off the herd of immunity? According to a recent pilot study done by Anthony Mawson, a professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the School of Public Health at Jackson State University, it was discovered that reduced odds of chickenpox and whooping cough were found among the vaccinated but increased odds were found for many other physician diagnosed conditions. Both vaccinated and unvaccinated children in the study got sick sometimes and vaccinated children were less likely to have some infections they were vaccinated against, however, children in both groups had about the same rates of infection with measles, mumps, Hepatitis A and B, influenza, rotavirus and meningitis (both viral and bacterial). Unvaccinated children in the study were actually better protected against some “vaccine-preventable diseases” than children who got the
Get Access