Parents lack trust in the people and organizations who are testing the vaccines. The FDA may do multiple rounds of testing on a specific vaccine and say that it is safe but there is still a lack of trust (FDA 2011). This trust is hard to maintain when many children have faced adverse effects from vaccinations. In some cases, vaccines, have been linked to anaphylaxis, a life threatening allergic reaction which is usually about 1 per million (CDC 2017). With risks like this, some parents believe that the body’s natural immune system is capable of withstanding certain infections and being better at fighting them the second time.
In a medical article, Baeyens informs doctors that parents and children need to become educated on the vaccination benefits because the tendency of unvaccinated individuals to be diagnosed with a preventable disease is high. The reason for people not getting vaccinated is the lack of communication between the public health and social workers about the benefits. Baeyens states that, “Many of the reasons... for not getting vaccinated are based upon ignorance of the true facts...or unfounded fears.” People are not getting vaccinated because they are not aware of the potential risks or benefits that they pose. Communication between these people and the health care services would provide information about immunization which could lead to more people accepting it. With the information provided, people would be educated about the vaccination
An article posted by the United States Center for Disease Prevention and Control (2016) highlights that one of the dangers of not vaccinating a child is the predisposition to vaccine-preventable diseases. Also, in the United States, school age children are required to receive periodic shots before enrolment. One could therefore conclude that, to a large extent, pro-vaccine governments do a lot in enlightening the citizens about the risks of refusing vaccines. As a result, the rejection of vaccines may not simply be due to ignorance of the vaccines or the consequences of the refusal, but to other
Instead of facing the probable and deadly consequences of catching any given disease, parents who are aware that vaccines do prevent potentially fatal outcomes avoid having their child be one the poor children who fall ill because their negligence parents fail to recognize the benefits of vaccinations. Unless this message gets spread widely and well, countless doctors and parents are going to find themselves in emergency rooms, watching children suffer from the devastating effects of measles, whooping cough or some other readily preventable infectious
Children are the future. That is why it is important for them to receive the best healthcare as possible. However, there are some questions as to what is included in the best healthcare, including whether or not it is safe for children to be vaccinated. Questions arose when an article was published with alarming results that indicated vaccines could be the cause of autism in children. The disputed article lead to many anti-vaccine movements.
For example, workers in the medical field come in contact with a number of viruses and diseases everyday. Without vaccinations, these jobs could become very dangerous. On the other hand, some studies have linked vaccinations to autism, fatal allergic reactions, and other medical issues. Also, some religions stray away from immunizations. All of these factors raise a tough, ethical question to answer...Should certain vaccinations become mandatory?
Others have claimed that the vaccine has caused serious adverse reactions that include death in some cases. Then there are those who worry about the newness of the vaccine and the side effects that might still arise over time. However, the data currently available
Vaccinations have been promoted since 1781, vaccinations are injected for Americans to maintain a healthy life and not become ill due to disease caused from measles, mumps, polio and several other diseases. However, there are those that do not agree with getting their children vaccinated due to religious beliefs and there are some people believe vaccinations can cause birth defects. Although, those are their beliefs; however there are those that enter our nation without being vaccinated and it is ultimately putting our children at risk for contracting various diseases, for example the Disneyland measles outbreak of 2014. The United States have been promoting vaccines since 1781, when Cotton Mather, a Puritan minister, encouraged smallpox vaccination. In 1796 an English physician and scientist named Edward Jenner created the first smallpox vaccine he called it the cowpox vaccination he then used it on an eight-year-old boy.
Hospitals need to reduce the infections contracted during patients stays in their facilities. Stewardship programs can monitor the prescription of antibiotic to prevent the unnecessary use which will lead to resistance. The laboratory processing and providing test results must provide accurate results quickly. Research towards better the following areas will slow the increase of antibiotic resistance in bacteria. Introduction: twenty-three thousand people die
State the major ethical and policy issues in medical genetics. There are many problems associated with medical genetics. Ethical problems associated with genetic testing include prenatal genetic test. This is when couples are tested to help avoid having a serious hereditary disorder in their offspring. This is an ethical problem due to the decision that may result in having to terminate the pregnancy.
There recently have been a lot of talks about whether vaccines should be required or not. There has been little study on why vaccines could be harmful, but there have been many studies on why vaccines should be necessary. First off, vaccines prevent many communicable diseases. Second, the vaccines prevent most diseases from spreading to the people around you. Third, vaccines are required in many states to be able to participate in public schools, colleges, or even camps.