In a different article titled, Vaccine Verity, author Damaris Christensen says: If parents' fears over vaccine safety rise, public health officials worry that immunization rates will drop. Such a decline would naturally lead to more cases of disease among the unvaccinated children. Because most vaccines don't provide complete protection against disease in every child, however, even vaccinated children would become more
before us. By continuing the practice of vaccinations, we assure that these diseases do not have a chance in our future either. To put this idea into perspective, consider that “[just one infected [person] could set us back more than fifty years if our own population is not protected” (Vaccine Safety). Fifty years of medical research and success could be lost due to a group of children who weren’t vaccinated. This is one of the issues that could evolve if parents do not vaccinate their children.
Countless adults are surprisingly unaware of the affects of not vaccinating their children. Altogether, 2.5 million deaths are prevented each year with vaccinations, and seven thousand per day (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services). “ Using vaccines to help eliminate diseases is essential in reducing the childhood mortality rate,” says the World Health Organization. Vaccines are crucial for a child to receive in order to be protected from many serious and deadly diseases; therefore, vaccinating children should be mandated by law. Most children, toddlers and babies put toys and other items in their mouth; everything a child touches automatically has the germs and substances they’ve been touching.
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
Disease played a major role in the destruction of Indian life. Early settlers brought a plethora of diseases that attacked and easily destroyed the unadapted immune systems of the Native Americans. These diseases killed many Native Americans and had severe impacts on their population. An example can be observed in the article when it describes how the Caddoan population lost around ninety-six percent of its population due to disease. Another example of how disease devastated the natives can be seen in the article when it describes how a single Spanish soldier that suffered from smallpox spread the disease to the Incas which eliminated half of their population.
In many cases, for many vaccines, you only have to be vaccinated once, they are painless and last for life (9 Major). If the U.S. stopped vaccinating children or adults, the diseases would come back. That is why we keep vaccinating. For example, one traveler from a foreign country could be carrying diseases and transmit it to the unvaccinated, and then there could be major breakouts across the country
Tina Mak PSY101 Mon,Wed,Fri 12:30-1:20 Professor Kelley September 18,2015 Should Parents Avoid Vaccinating their Children? Parents and adults around the world have been very cautious when it comes to vaccinating their children. Some parents believe that vaccinations cause their child to have autism, while there are parents who believe children should get vaccinations to prevent diseases and viral infections. Amanda Gardner from Health Day Reporter states that “As long as vaccinations against disease have been around, there have been die-hard opponents convinced that these shots do more harm than good.” If parents do not vaccinate their children, then how are children going to fight off infections that they come in contact with? Researchers have concluded that vaccines are good for the health.
Disney Land is known as the happiest place on earth, but not so happy for any of the 59 people who contracted measles on their trip there in December 2014 (Alifers). Measles had been declared eradicated in the year 2000 by the CDC (Frequently Asked) Because of the growing anti-vaccination movement spreading throughout America, health conscious parents are more often choosing to not vaccinate their children allowing for once eradicated diseases to be able to take a foothold in America once again. This anti-vaccination hysteria has been fueled by discredited medical researcher Andrew Wakefield. Dr. Andrew Wakefield published a paper in The Lancet in February 1998. His paper claimed, “In eight children, the onset of behavioral problems had been linked, either by the parents or by the child's physician, with measles, mumps, and rubella vaccination,” suggesting a link between the MMR vaccine and autism.
Apparently Vaccines are unsafe and should be recalled due to unsafe side effects of death. It might bother Goldstein that 1980 there has only been 8 recorded cases of children developing autism after receiving the HPV vaccine, but when further research was done into these 8 cases if was found that the chemicals in the HPV vaccine did not directly cause autism. But even if vaccines had a small chance of causing autism, that is still better than not receiving the vaccine and having a massively greater chance of death from measles or small
(A.Offit). Some children, who contract a deadly disease, usually don’t have enough time to complete their wish list. By allowing your children to be vaccinated, you are giving them an opportunity to live out their life without the threat of an infectious disease. Children who are the ages of five and under are the ones who are commonly infected by a disease. A vaccination is just a shot containing the dead or weak germ of the disease.
Most HPV types cause benign warts, but just 15-20 kinds can cause cancer. Two members of the HPV family (16 and18) cause some 70% of cervical cancers (Carlyle,2014). There will always be someone who is allergic to something or does not respond properly to vaccines. There is always something going on that we don 't know about. We know medicine is not one size fits all, and there will be risks for some people.
The death toll keeps rising every year from other diseases such as measles, mumps, polio and so on. These diseases could be prevented by vaccinations, one example of eradicating a disease is smallpox; this vaccine does not exist anymore because the disease has been eradicated. “Vaccines are one of the best ways to put an end to serious effects of certain diseases” If we were to stop vaccinating diseases that are almost unknown would stage a comeback. Before long we would see epidemics of disease and children would get sick and die. (CDC,
As a result, many hospitals fail to achieve a vaccination rate high enough to prevent the spread of the influenza virus. A recent article states that "only 42% of [health care workers] received the seasonal influenza vaccination during the 2005-06 influenza season" (Maroyka and Andrawis). Lower vaccination rates undoubtedly result in higher numbers of hospital-acquired influenza. In order for a hospital to reach an optimal rate of vaccination, yearly mandatory influenza vaccinations must be required, and the consequences for refusing the vaccine must be severe enough to motivate health care workers to receive
Vaccinations have been proven to help prevent the spread of infectious diseases, but due to personal or religious belief, there are individuals who have refused to vaccinate their child and therefore put the public at risk for vaccine-preventable diseases. Vaccines have helped stop the exposures to deadly diseases. Prior to the discovery of vaccine, vaccine preventable disease outbreak killed thousands of people around the world each year, but for those who survived the disease lived with life long complications. The most devastating disease that killed a drastic amount of innocent lives throughout the century is smallpox. According to the World Health Organization, “smallpox is an ancient disease caused by the variola virus.”(WHO).