There seems to be more positive impacts of being vaccinated than not being vaccinated. “Vaccines are the best defense we have against serious, preventable and sometimes deadly contagious diseases” (“Vaccines.gov”). There are multiple reasons for getting vaccinated such as avoiding potentially avoidable diseases, protecting the loved ones around you from retracting diseases and simply because no one has time to get sick and miss out on important aspects of life. Vaccines have been proven to prevent outbreaks of diseases (“Vaccines.gov”). An outbreak is a cluster of connected cases in a certain area
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.
Even though parents cannot predict the life span of their children lives they can make mindful decision to enforce the procedures in protecting their lives child’s life. Vaccinations are in place to save children’s lives from life threatening diseases such as polio and etcetera. Parents should make sure that their children are receiving vaccinations to save their lives
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).
When an adult has to stay home from work they are losing money due to the fact that they are not getting paid to go to work and they have to spend money on medicine and doctors visits. In Addition, reams of money could be saved in not just the US but the whole world. As said by UNICEF, an organization that helps children all over the world “That $6.2 billion could be saved in treatment costs if the vaccines were more prominent in the world’s poorest countries. ”(“Should Any Vaccines Be Required for Children” n.pag.). When people in our world get vaccinations, they help others by not getting others sick so they are saving money on medical costs as well as the person that got the vaccine.
The article “Five Important Reasons to Vaccinate Your Child” reasons that “Some diseases that once injured or killed thousands of children, have been eliminated completely and others are close to extinction– primarily due to safe and effective vaccines”. Because of vaccines the world today as we know it is slowly becoming safer as more and more diseases are being eradicated. The U.S. has helped in their own way to get rid of diseases. The article “Should Any Vaccines Be Required for Children?” states that “In 1855 Massachusetts passed the first U.S. state law mandating vaccinations for schoolchildren , followed by New York (1862), Connecticut (1872), Indiana (1881), and Arkansas (1882).” So as the years went on the U.S. has continually integrated vaccinations for the youth, in this case, it is needed in order to attend
In fact, the reason they are healthy is because they are sponging off the herd immunity of their classmates who were vaccinated…” But what about the healthy unvaccinated homeschooled kids? If their siblings aren’t vaccinated how can they sponge off the herd of immunity? According to a recent pilot study done by Anthony Mawson, a professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the School of Public Health at Jackson State University, it was discovered that reduced odds of chickenpox and whooping cough were found among the vaccinated but increased odds were found for many other physician diagnosed conditions. Both vaccinated and unvaccinated children in the study got sick sometimes and vaccinated children were less likely to have some infections they were vaccinated against, however, children in both groups had about the same rates of infection with measles, mumps, Hepatitis A and B, influenza, rotavirus and meningitis (both viral and bacterial). Unvaccinated children in the study were actually better protected against some “vaccine-preventable diseases” than children who got the
Some examples are that for the past several years we have heard that polio vaccine lead lymphoma and caused the AIDS epidemic, and the MMR vaccine lead to Crohn’s disease and autism. These theories, however have not bothered themselves with facts, that might be fair in the time of chiropractic’s infancy, but now, in the 20th century it is not acceptable. The lack of true information about vaccination is a struggle to the vaccination policy. A research by Kennedy et al. shows that health professionals consider that girls are empowered to make decisions about the HPV vaccine for themselves, some of them decide not to take the vaccine for the lack of information.
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.
Discuss and justify your arguments. A large number of children died before adulthood during an outbreak of infectious disease before vaccinations were made available for us. Vaccines are one of the most effective way to prevent diseases with almost 99% effectiveness, hence it is one of the most crucial way to ensure children’s safety. (Boloursaz, 2012) Hence, I believe that the government should make vaccination mandatory to everyone. It is one of the safest, and most effective way to prevent an outbreak of infectious diseases that have taken a lot of lives, in a really short period of
Some parents might argue that vaccines are not safe, and that by the government forcing parents to vaccinate their children, they are harming their children. Skeptical parents may thing that vaccines are not safe due to autism being linked to vaccines in some rare cases. On the contrary, vaccines are actually very safe and effective, “Vaccines are only given to children after a long and careful review by scientists, doctors, and healthcare professionals… The disease-prevention benefits of getting vaccines are much greater than the possible side effects for almost all children,” (vaccines.org). By having healthcare professions carefully examine the child to make sure he or she is ready for the vaccine shows how much they care about the safety and welfare of your child. Concluding that healthcare professionals are using safe treatments on your child.
It allows people with possible allergies to certain vaccines become aware of that, and not be put at risk. One of the reasons the government should make it mandatory to get vaccinated, is mainly because it helps to prevent you from getting sick. This is especially important for people with weak immune systems, because they would get sicker than a normal person. Also, vaccines are important because, “the viruses and bacteria that cause illness and death still exist and can be passed on to those who are not protected by vaccines” ("Top Reasons to Get Vaccinated." 1).
For the individuals that do their studying, they know that vaccines prevent disease, not cause disease. The public does not understand that vaccines have been in commission for a couple hundred years, so why would they all the sudden cause these childhood disabilities now? Maybe society should stop directing their attention to vaccines and instead to the chemicals in the food/drink that their children may be digesting or the pollutants in the air where they
As a result of vaccination, antibodies will be produced that attack the weakened virus without infection occurring as it would with natural infection. The antibodies will remain in the body and when exposure to the virus occurs the immune system will have a memory of how to fight it in the future. Despite the biological benefits of vaccinations, there is still debate on this topic. It is important that we understand where people 's doubts about vaccines lie and if they are valid or not. The main concerns people have with vaccines are that they are believed to be unsafe, ineffective and unnecessary, but is this
Whether it be for MMR or simply the flu, children should be vaccinated. Science has come a long way to be able to prevent diseases. Without vaccinating children, it is like they are living in the dark ages with how susceptible they are to diseases (Hibberd). So many people are trapped inside a mindset that has a negative connotation towards the vaccines. If vaccines were truly so bad then doctors would not be urging them on as greatly as they are