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.
1. With the virus that doesn’t match, a person is still more protected than a person without the vaccine, as stated in a CNN report in December of 2014 on the effectiveness of mutated viruses. 2. Secondly, a yearly vaccine is important because our immune response to the virus weakens over time [Transition: Everyone is at risk for the flu, especially children] II. How the flu affects children A.
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
Those against mandatory vaccines deem that the chickenpox, measles, rubella and rotavirus all have symptoms that can be treated with oral medicines and creams. Vaccine-preventable diseases have not disappeared so vaccination is still necessary and the diseases that decreased tremendously were due to the impact of vaccines. The CDC notes that many vaccine-preventable diseases are still in the United States or "only a plane ride away." Although the paralytic form of polio has largely disappeared thanks to vaccination, the virus still exists in countries like Pakistan where there were 93 cases in 2013 and 71 in 2014 as of May 15. The polio virus can be incubated by a person without symptoms for years; that person can then accidentally infect an unvaccinated child or adult in whom the virus can mutate into its paralytic form and spread amongst unvaccinated people.
Do vaccinations really help prevent diseases in the body? A vaccination, usually a shot, is intended to prevent diseases in the body and prepare your body to fight the disease faster and more effectively so that you become immune to certain diseases and sickness. They are required in most school settings and health care related fields. In the year 1798 Edward Jenner created the first vaccination: the smallpox vaccine using Cowpox puss, and in 1980 the World Health Organization declared smallpox an eliminated disease. But did it really help the body and its immunity system?
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.
Vaccinations are a type of treatment using vaccines to become immune to a disease. They were created in 1796 by Edward Jenner when he gave a 13 year old boy a tiny dose of dead cowpox. Shortly after the boy was immune to the disease smallpox.Vaccines are beneficial to society by reason they save money in medical costs, they save people’s lives, and they are effective in stopping diseases from spreading and existing. Vaccinations save money in the long-run because assuming that someone got a vaccine they will not have to spend money on medical costs if that person ever developed a vaccine preventable disease. Therefore, just getting a vaccine would cost less than having a bunch of health care costs.
The Vaccine Controversy Vaccines have been around for years and still there is much controversy over the safety of them and if parents should have the right to choose if they have their child vaccinated. Parents and even some professionals say that the vaccines are not worth the risk. On the other hand, there is plenty of doctors and other professionals who say vaccines are very necessary and safe. Still with all the controversy over the safety of vaccines, the number of children protected from diseases and death outweigh the risk of the vaccine. Professionals, as parents of children, against the HPV vaccine believe that the vaccine is more risky and dangerous for children than the actual disease.
The Universal Vaccine Controversy Vaccines have become a major part of our world today. A large number of diseases have been prevented from large, deadly outbreaks. Although vaccines usually seem to be projected as having a positive effect, many people refuse to receive vaccinations. These people believe the side effects of vaccines could be potentially worse and cause more damage than the risk of getting the disease itself. Because vaccines are highly controversial, it is important to understand how they work and to then weigh the benefits versus the risks.
Recently, there have been many reports of children being vaccinated, and later on, they begin to develop these disabilities. This has created a scare within the American society, and parents are starting to speculate that vaccines contribute more harm than help. Like I stated before, “...the negative statements transform into rumors…causing a false conclusion on the topic of vaccines” (Walny). People do not perform their own investigation on the vaccination process, therefore, they must believe in everything they hear. For the individuals that do their studying, they know that vaccines prevent disease, not cause disease.
Diseases that once killed thousands of children have been eliminated because of vaccines. Vaccines can prevent children from getting diseases like polio which have long lasting effects and can even cause death. If we do not keep vaccinating children, then polio and other devastating and deadly diseases could return. According to Vaccines.gov, “Polio was once America’s most-feared disease, causing death and paralysis across the country, but today, thanks to vaccination, there are no reports of polio in the United States”. (“Five Important Reasons to Vaccinate Your Child”) Whooping cough is another disease that can be prevented by vaccines.
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.
After seeing the results of the successful vaccinations, England passed two acts that required the smallpox vaccine. Many people believed that it violated their personal liberty because the government was forcing everyone to be injected with a drug against their permission. In response, two groups formed called the Anti-Vaccination League and the Anti-Compulsory Vaccination League. They planned demonstrations that lead to the development of a commission to study vaccinations. This commission ruled that the vaccine did protect against smallpox, but parents should not be penalized for choosing not to vaccinate their children.
I take the position that vaccinations are safe and the benefits outweigh the risks. The issue of whether or not to vaccinate children has been a controversial topic for many years. Vaccinations have been described as one of the greatest achievements to public health saving millions of lives by reducing or eradicating infectious diseases. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that children be vaccinated to protect against the spread of disease. According to these agencies vaccines are safe and non-toxic with only some mild side effects.