According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, “In some areas, nearly one out of five children have not received their recommended vaccines” (para. 1). The amount of parents choosing not to vaccinate their children is on the rise, and so are outbreaks of diseases that were thought to be gone long ago like the measles and whooping cough. Parents are citing philosophical, religious, and medical reasons to opt out of mandatory vaccinations for their children. The reasoning behind many parents when choosing not to vaccinate their children is usually based on the perceived risk of vaccinations because there are risks when putting chemicals into the human body.
A vaccination is being introduced to the body which will then produce an immunity to a specific disease. While many people think that it’s not harmful to their children if they’re not vaccinated, they’re mistaken. There are many risks of not being vaccinated, which include disabilities and even a higher risk of catching a disease that could’ve been prevented in the first place. Not being vaccinated can sometimes lead to disability problems such as if there was an “Outbreaks of measles, mumps, and whooping cough are occurring around the United States—often among groups of children whose parents have refused to get them vaccinated”(Childhood 1). The side effects of these lead a child to catching pneumonia, inflammation in the brain, swollen and tender salivary glands under the ears and more.
Many other serious side effects have been blamed on vaccines but proving the vaccine actually caused the disease is extremely hard and even impossible to do. A majority of the time children develop illnesses or are diagnosed with diseases around the time the vaccine was received (“Vaccines and Side Effects: The Facts”). The vaccine always becomes the easy thing to blame. Evidence just isn't there to support these cause and effect links with vaccines. There seems to be more positive impacts of being vaccinated than not being vaccinated.
Even though some parents are concerned over the safety of vaccines, children who go to public schools should not be granted exemptions because vaccines are necessary to prevent outbreaks, children who do not receive vaccines are at risk of disease, and medically compromised children rely on vaccines to prevent disease. Vaccines are able to prevent disease in a single child, but their usefulness to society lies in their ability to prevent outbreaks. Vaccines prevent disease through the concept of herd immunity. Herd immunity is the idea that a disease will have a harder time spreading if the majority of the population is unable to contract it (Martinez). For example, if more than 90 percent of people are vaccinated against measles, an outbreak is unlikely to happen even if a person in the community is infected (Oster).
Many people may think that vaccination is a bad thing, that instead of preventing it causes illness, that is not natural. Natural or not, there are many reasons as to why we should vaccinate us and the younger generation. Most of the time children don’t like vaccination because it hurt, but is the responsibility of a parent to seek the wellbeing of his or her child. Vaccination it’s a preventive measure of various diseases. Unfortunately, things like the anti-vaccination movement, the misinformation on the Internet, and the believe that vaccination causes more damage than is worth, have led our society to think that it’s right not to vaccinate.
Teenagers, children, and infants must be vaccinated for any type of health conditions that they need to fix and get rid of it. Children now these days need vaccinations because they can use HPV vaccines, prevent from any kind of diseases, and it gets more of a population of lives. Infants and children need to be vaccinated with HPV to help with their life “we know HPV vaccines have the potential to prevent the majority of cervical cancer cases” (Law 1), In other words, using HPV vaccines can help with your life if you use them. Children and infants must be prevented from diseases “we would strongly urge parents to make sure their children are immunized as this could save lives and prevent diseases in the future” (Law 2). Children need the vaccination because it gets more of a population for less of every child or infant to be sick or to get even worse “An HPV vaccine would need to be made available to help all people make the most informed choice” (Law 3)
Modern medicine provides people with the ability to protect themselves from the world’s most fatal diseases. Merely a century ago, it was not uncommon for a child to die as a result of diseases such as, polio, pertussis, and tuberculosis. Today it is highly unlikely for a person to contract these diseases, let alone die from them. However, refusal of vaccinations has been increasing throughout the years. This is due to individual’s unfounded fears and imagines consequences associated with the idea of purposely inserting a disease into one’s body.
If you live in an area with Zika outbreaks, do your best to prevent mosquito bites, use condoms to prevent getting Zika through sex, and talk to your doctor. No Zika virus infections have been linked to breastfeeding. The CDC encourages mothers to keep breastfeeding, even if they've been infected with Zika. But as a precaution, breastfeeding women should still avoid possible exposure to the virus. Zika virus isn't as contagious as some other viruses.
Cholera Nurses must emphasize hygiene and sanitation to the family since it may bring concern in the public eye. The nursing care plan is just the same as acute gastroenteritis. Oral rehydration solution is part of the therapeutic management and should be instructed correctly. 11. Cholestatic Jaundice, Biliary Atresia Regular blood extraction should be planned to prevent children to be uncooperative in the plan of care.
Introduction Vaccines are known to be a crucial means of maintaining population health, although many people are against being and/or getting their children vaccinated. A vaccination typically consists of a low-dose or synthetic virus strains injected into the body such that one will develop an immune response to that specific pathogen. In the case that a person contracts the virus in the future, their immune system will be able to recognize it and act faster, thus killing the invader. The war on vaccines escalated in 1998 when a false claim was made that the Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) vaccine was linked to colitis (inflammation of the colon) and autism spectrum disorders. The untrue claim was subsequently published in The Lancet and the news became public.