This misconception that vaccines are harmful is yet another major problem that misleads parents into thinking that they should never vaccinate their child. This misconception should not be taken lightly. On December 27, 2000, the Journal of the American Medical Association reported that unvaccinated children were 22.2 times more likely to acquire measles and 5.9 times more likely to acquire pertussis (also known as whooping cough) than vaccinated children (Feikin et al. 3145). 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.
Again Goldstein fails to provide recorded cases of children developing autism as a result of receiving the vaccine and fails to mention the lives the vaccine has saved. Does not save hundred of thousands of lives or prevent hundreds of millions of people from contracting deadly diseases?(CDC, 2013) Of course it does not. At least not according to Goldstein. Apparently Vaccines are unsafe and should be recalled due to unsafe side effects of death.
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.
However, these items are still not recommended to be used in baby beds. Crib bumper danger bigger, more harmful than believed in past According to one of the professors of the study, the crib bumper danger is much higher and more dangerous than was ever believed in the past. Senior author Bradley T. Thach, MD, says in all the reported deaths the babies would not have died if their cribs had been empty of everything except for the child. The majority of the babies were said to have had their noses and mouths covered by the bumpers or somehow got wedged between the bumper and the mattress.
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. His work has since been discredited and he was stripped of his license in 2010 by the U.K.’s General Medical Council for ethical violations and failure to disclose potentially competing financial interests (Ziv). Despite this new evidence, parents still choose to believe that the MMR vaccine is
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.
Opposing views claim all children do not need to receive vaccinations. For example, infants receive many vaccinations at once and anti-vaccine people believe vaccinations have caused an increase in autism. Statistics have shown only one percent of children receiving vaccinations develop autism and in the one percent affected, an older sibling also had autism. Other factors involve certain religions and beliefs and those people with religious beliefs and children who develop an allergic reaction to the vaccine should not receive vaccinations. Vaccinations will always be important due to the advances in medical science.
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**.
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?
Anti-vaccine supporters strongly protest against vaccines primarily because they contain harmful ingredients. Indeed, this is true, but many pro-vaccine supporters urge that these ingredients are found in such minuscule quantities that they are deemed harmless. In fact, they claim that “Children are exposed to more aluminum in breast milk and infant formula than they are exposed to in vaccines.” Not to mention, the CDC and the FDA insist that vaccines are thoroughly tested and made safe. Although countless anti-vaccine protesters believe that vaccines are the origin of many autism cases, there is no definite evidence proving a link between vaccinations and autism.
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,
Vaccination of 20% of children would reduce the total number of influenza cases in the US by 46%; 80% coverage would reduce the total number of cases by 91%. Similar reductions were estimated to occur in influenza-related mortality and economic costs. Why Some Parents Are Against It A number of parents fear the government forcing them to vaccinate their children. These parents are anti-vaccine for a variety of reasons.
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.
High fevers, rashes, miserable coughing, a possibility of blindness or even death. Since the Measle/Mumps/Rubella vaccine was invented, it has been extremely unlikely for someone to contract these diseases, even though they are highly contagious. In today’s society, these viruses are so rare that many people cannot even list the dangers and symptoms. Although this is true of the general population, the preventative measure of vaccinations has been on a decline in Ashland, Oregon, and thus dangerous outbreaks are predicted to occur in the near term. A group of Ashland parents has created a dangerous environment by choosing to opt-out of vaccinating their children.
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.