Many parents feel that their kids get so many shots now a day compared to the when they were children. Even though this may seem accurate because a lot of vaccines are broken up, there is no evidence supporting this claim. Kids may receive more shots, but they are twice as protected against a variety of diseases compared to when the parents were kids. Furthermore, “It’s not the number of shots that matters; it's what's in them. Antigens are the viral or bacterial components of a vaccine that induce the immune system to build up antibodies and fight future infections.
Many parents ask, are vaccines safe for my child? I am one of those parents but the more research that I have done, has put wondering thoughts to rest. Many parents believe that vaccinations are linked to the causes of autism, multiple sclerosis, asthma and many other health problems. Although many parents have legitimate reasoning to not have their children receive vaccines, there are more pros than cons to receiving the vaccines. In rare cases children have became sick after immunizations, some life threatening.
There are some parents that believe choosing to vaccinate their children will result in making them sicker. However, vaccines contain the same antigens that cause that specific disease, but are either killed or weakened, which results in not making the person sick. The antigens make the person’s immune system remember the antigen, which allows it to respond faster in the case of being exposed again. If a child receives all the vaccinations recommended by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), by his or her second birthday he or she will have received immunizations to protect him or her from mumps, measles, chicken pox, meningitis, and many other frightening diseases (“Vaccines”. par.
The immune system works as an attack system in the body against foreign invaders. By injecting the vaccine, the body is tricked into having the infection which allows the body to prepare itself incase that infection enters the body again (Immunization1). Although they are effective in an average immune system, weakened immune systems are not as effective, and could be potentially fatal. “This is most threatening to individuals whose immune systems are weakened, such as individuals with leukemia. Children with leukemia are advised not to take the oral polio vaccine because they are at greater risk of developing the disease.
Your immune system helps your body fight germs by producing antibodies to fight them off. . Vaccines contain germs that have been killed or weakened like stated in paragraph one. When given to a healthy person, the vaccine triggers the immune system to respond and then prevent you from acquiring the disease. Before vaccines, people became immune only by getting a disease and beating it, which was not always the case.
Many of the vaccines are given in combinations; sometimes three or more disease fighting vaccines are given in one inoculation. There is continued clinical research to increase efficiency of these vaccines, changing the components of the vaccines, making them vastly different from what they were in generations past. Separating these vaccines can make a large difference in how a child’s body reacts to the new generation of vaccines. Vaccines can not only be separated out of the combinations that are most common, they can be prolonged. Some parents choose to give vaccines only every six months, others choose to wait to start any vaccinations until their child is two years of age (Miller, 2014).
The first vaccine was created in 1796 for smallpox, since then the last outbreak for a deadly disease was in the mid 1900's (procon.org 6).Today, the public school system is requiring children to be injected with a disease that is no longer mass population threat in the current century, also this is despite what parents have to say. The attended result of a vaccine is so the immune system recognizes the disease that was prior injected and can later fight it off if necessary. The required vaccines are not only absurd but ludicrous, being as vaccines do not provide the child with full immunity only partial. A child naturally contracting the disease gives them full immunity, while the vaccine only gives the child partial immunity. Requiring vaccines are pointless not only because they are partial immunity but they are also usually specific to one strand of that virus.
Vaccinations prevent deadly diseases from spreading but if parents neglect to immunize their child they are at a greater risk of contracting a fatal disease and spreading it to other people. Other parents who neglect vaccinations do so in fear that their child will fall ill or develop autism because of important diseases but there is an extensive amount of safety and care that goes into vaccines before they are released to the public ensuring they are safe for use. Another problem that could occur due to parents refusing vaccination is fatal diseases of the past could rise again causing mass death and illness of others. Immunization has affected the world in many different ways, it has protected new youth and has saved the lives of many generations. Without vaccination, the world population would drop significantly.
However in recent years, there has been a stronger movement against vaccinations. There have been arguments made by people who believe that vaccination is a violation of rights and against religion. Some say children were meant to face disease. But these arguments are not strong enough to counter the good done and still can be done with vaccines. Unless America wants a large scale disease outbreak, vaccinations for children should be made mandatory.
Are vaccines necessary ? Vaccines were created in 1798; now, there are numerous vaccines that protect us against diseases. Yet, a growing number of parents are deciding to not vaccinate their children for various reasons, such as Autism. As a result, immensely transmittable diseases are becoming more likely to spread; this causes everyone to become the victim. Although some say that vaccines can cause autism, parents need to vaccinate their children, because immunizations save lives, the vaccine-preventable diseases are highly dangerous, and vaccines are safe and reliable to use.