Instead of facing the probable and deadly consequences of catching any given disease, parents who are aware that vaccines do prevent potentially fatal outcomes avoid having their child be one the poor children who fall ill because their negligence parents fail to recognize the benefits of vaccinations. Unless this message gets spread widely and well, countless doctors and parents are going to find themselves in emergency rooms, watching children suffer from the devastating effects of measles, whooping cough or some other readily preventable infectious
Vaccination should be required for all children enter school or daycare facilities because the risk of exposures is way higher than the side effects of a vaccine. Not only does it protects a community but prevent the return of a vaccine preventable disease, such as polio and measles. The people who are against vaccinating their child need to be educated more about how vaccines can protect their child lives and others. When a parent refuses due to philosophical reasons they must attend a course of the risk of not vaccinating their child. A parent should be required to do so every year that they refuse to
This is due to individual’s unfounded fears and imagined consequences associated with the idea of purposely inserting a disease into one’s body. Despite one’s beliefs, vaccines are essential not only to a person’s well-being, but to the health of those around them. Mandatory vaccinations do not cause autism; rather, they save lives while also
As James realized he was going to be late for class, he had to push through the bullies and as he tried to run through them he was brought to a punch right to the gut. James dropped and tried to crawl away, but was dragged right back into “Bullies Circle’’ James yelled for them to stop, but they just laughed and continued to shove him and kick his books around. Finally they got bored of him crying so they left. James went home, but this
In the early 1940’s penicillin was created, however it did not cure this disease. In 1943, Albert Schatz, a young microbiologist began working under a pioneering scientist named Selman Waksman. He would spend up to 18 hours a day looking for an antibiotic under his microscope. After 3 months of studying on October 19th, he discovered streptomycin, an antibiotic that seemed to be a miracle cure for tuberculosis. He gave the first dose to his mother.
Childhood diseases were not perceived as a threat but as part of the natural way to reinforce the body. Parents understood immunization as an artificial intrusion into the natural development of the immune system. Other parents believe they should be able to make health care decisions for their child on their own terms. They view it as a loss of freedom to not dictate what is injected into their children’s bodies. While these parents
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,
Most childhood vaccines are 90% to 99% effective in preventing disease” (“Vaccine Safety” para 2). It seems as if people dwell on the negative numbers they hear about vaccines when in reality there contains a large amount of research proving how effective and safe vaccines transpire. People refuse vaccinations not only for themselves but for their children as well. In the long run children get the short end of the stick.
For example, in 2005 a young female toddler contracted polio and infected a handful of other toddlers. However, the majority of the community had received their polio vaccinations and an outbreak was ward off. Pregnant women help protect their unborn babies from birth defects by vaccinating their selves. That immunity is carried into the first few months of the infant’s
The increase in the number of diseases in America is becoming problematic due to religious reasoning to not receive vaccinations. This is creating a problem in society because there are some that are not being treated for these diseases and since they aren 't being treated for it, they put others at a large risk of getting the diseases. The parents that choose to not have their child/children vaccination are making it unfair to their child and other children. If someone isn 't vaccinated then they are putting all in society at risk since they aren 't vaccinated. There has been a large increase in the number of cases of measles from 2010-2017.
Kian’s mom quotes,“When the doctors said that they couldn’t see any tumors any more, it was such a relief. To think that he has fought off 27 of them is just a relief” (Brave Little Boy Defied the Odds...). There are very few children around the world that are diagnosed with neuroblastoma each year. Kian went to the doctor many times before they actually figured out that he had neuroblastoma. The first couple times his mother brought him into the hospital she was told that he was just teething, then they took x-rays to see if he had any broken bones and he did not so they again, sent him home.
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.
“Stay put and do your homework!” Tobys math teacher Mrs. Murt yells at him before slamming the door shut. Toby sits in a desk sluggishly and takes out some work. After a while Toby checks the clock. “It’s only been 10 minutes!? !” toby sighed placing his head on the desk and slowly drifting to sleep.
This in turn puts their children at risk and the lives of others also. “Too many vaccines can overwhelm the immune system” (Horton, 2010). As stated earlier, the CDC’s requirements would not allow vaccines to be used if that was a possibility. The amount of tests required virtually eliminates any possibilities that this could happen “A ‘holistic’ lifestyle will bolster our immune systems and protect us from disease” (Horton, 2010). Although this can help it is not a fool proof solution.