Five Reasons to Vaccinate Your Children Are you willing to put your children at risk? Vaccinating children has been a hot debate in social media and the news for some time. There are many that oppose vaccinations for reasons such as the chemicals that are the vaccinations, but vaccinating your children is the safest and most effective way to prevent children from life threatening diseases. 1. Vaccinations can save a child's life
No side effects were found in patients involved in the 2006 study done by Merck, the manufacture for the HPV vaccine. Politicians therefor conclude that the vaccines can only help and making them mandatory will eventually lead to entire diseases being eradicated. Because politicians want to make vaccines mandatory for infants and teenagers, they are by default placed in the at risk group. Parents don’t want to think that their children might or have the potential for engaging in risky behavior that could put them at risk for contracting sexually transmitted diseases. Allen continues on and argues that the HPV vaccine is as common as the flu and that is the reason why it should be mandatory to get children vaccinated against the virus.
If you look at the ddecline in rates of death from diseases before vaccines compared to diseases being prevented from immunizations now, it would be absurd not to take the 30 seconds it takes to receive the vaccines that prevent those diseases. Right now, vaccine-preventable diseases are at the lowest that they have ever been. With these proven facts, yet we still have some of the population that refuses vaccines. Not for religious or medical purposes, but just because they refuse to get vaccinated for personal preferences. Not only does these choices affect them, but their own children as well.
There are many parents in Australia that don’t what their kids to get vaccinated either because they don’t think it is safe or it is just not natural. But they should listen to the doctors and get their children vaccinated. The amount of children, from September and December in 2015 and May and June in 2016, vaccinated is around 93% between the ages of 12 to 15 months. If children don’t get vaccinated they could die from different diseases and viruses.
A huge belief I have as to why these parents are not vaccinating is that they are not realizing the detrimental effects that measles had on children back when vaccines were not invented. The idea of childhood and infancy death is purposely being ignored because it is not relevant to this time period. Unvaccinated children are evidently more prone to catch and spread disease which is why this idea of not vaccinating children is unethical. Parents who refuse to vaccinate their children are making their children more susceptible these deadly diseases. This not only affects their children but children around them too.
Unfortunately, the anti-vaccination movement is becoming increasingly popular due to individuals’ unfounded fears and imagined consequences associated with the idea of purposely inserting a disease into one’s body. However, despite one’s beliefs, vaccines are essential not only to a person’s well-being, but to the health of those around them. Mandatory vaccinations do not cause autism; rather, they save lives while upholding values of
Do you get yourself vaccinated? “Failure to immunize a child not only puts that child at risk of illness but also increases the potential for harm to other children who are not able to be vaccinated because they are too young or too ill or to those who are in rare cases are vaccinated but the vaccination fails to
The argument that this will increase the susceptibility of sickness in other children attending schools. Although, this isn’t necessarily incorrect, if other students are vaccinated they will be immune to the virus already. Viruses are less of a threat to the children who are vaccinated but pose more of a threat to the children who have not been vaccinated and those parents who choose not to vaccinate are “aware of the health risks”(Dubbo Daily Liberal) that it poses. This act is a choice built on their belief system which is protected by the Constitution. The only issue raised from the lack of immunization is considered to be public safety.
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.
Though many vaccines have triggered skepticism and even complete avoidance, most notably the Vaccine-Autism debate, the resistance to the HPV vaccine goes beyond that of other vaccines**. When questioned about their mistrust, parents have cited the young age at which children are vaccinated and moral concerns***. However, it is very important that the vaccine is administered to children who have not be exposed to the virus for it to be most effective and provide the greatest protection against HPV**. The moral concerns of getting the vaccine is stems from the thought pre-marital sex is immoral and parents would like for their children to wait for marriage*. Even so, some 46.8% of American high schoolers have reported having sex, with 5.6% reportedly having intercourse before the age of 13**.
The reason for this new law is the recent measles outbreak that occurred in disneyland. Specialists argue that if vaccines were required for everyone to have, the measles outbreak wouldn 't have spread so far. “The overwhelming number of people who have gotten infected, particularly among the children, are children that have not been vaccinated, because parents, for reasons that are really not based on any scientific data, just don’t want their children to be vaccinated,”
Schools and care services can deny the acceptance of children that do not have the appropriate immunizations. Vaccinations are generally covered by insurance, which makes it smarter to get the vaccination on time instead of not getting it and paying for treatments and hospital bills because of the disease. “Scientist have known for decades that having measles suppresses kids’ immune systems for several weeks or months, leaving them ill-equipped to fight off pneumonia, bronchitis, diarrheal diseases and other infections” (Brown). If children’s immune systems are weak and they have to be in the hospital and/or have treatments that takes up more time and money than just getting the vaccination in the first place. With children staying in the hospital and having a low immune system it opens up more opportunities for them to get other diseases and illnesses.
There is a discussion of mandatory flu vaccinations. Which is compromising the staff autonomy because there aren’t able to make their own choice and do what they want. For the beneficence the staff who are willing to get the vaccination is putting their patients health first. For maleficence the staff who are not willing to get the vaccination have the possibility of putting their patients at risk or anyone they come in contact with. For the justice, there aren’t any federal laws for flu vaccinations because they support the state laws.
Not only does it protects a community but prevent the return of a vaccine preventable disease, such as polio and measles. The people who are against vaccinating their child need to be educated more about how vaccines can protect their child lives and others. When a parent refuses due to philosophical reasons they must attend a course of the risk of not vaccinating their child. A parent should be required to do so every year that they refuse to
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.