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.
However the real victims in danger are infants, “who are typically hospitalized [due to the fact that] whooping cough is more dangerous in that age group” (Treatments and Drugs). Some cures or home remedies would be to get plenty of sleep, and drink plenty of liquids. One way of preventing viruses is by, “practicing good hygiene to prevent the spread of [a] respiratory illness” (Prevention). Other ways of preventing pertussis are by getting vaccinated. There are many types of vaccines for pertussis, “in the U.S. DTap, Tdap and Td vaccines are most commonly used” (Vaccine Information).
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.
a. Because of these mutations, a new vaccine is created every year by doctors, predicting what that flu season 's virus will be like. b. Because it is only a prediction, occasionally the virus created in the lab doesn’t match up with the circulating virus. 1.
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).
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.
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.
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. The parents think they are doing good for their children but they are decreasing the chances of their child surviving of sicknesses it also helps the virus from spreading because all they would all be immune to if all parents agreed with it.
Harmful invaders can take over the immune system and make one sick. Although, vaccinations are available to make the body resistant to cell intruders. When given a vaccine, a weakened or dead version of the disease will be injected into the body. This will potentially spark a slight illness in order to make cells impervious to the sickness the next time it enters the immune system. Whether or not infants, children, teenagers, and even adults should be vaccinated is an extremely controversial matter; however, they are necessary in certain situations, such as attending public school.
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 due to the anti-vaccination movement. This movement declares mandatory vaccines unconstitutional and vaccinations overall as the cause of autism.