Not vaccinating a child fits under all of these definitions for child neglect. Children’s vaccines have a timeline that is age based. The reason for this is to protect the child when they are most vulnerable and susceptible to the disease. The parent is not providing age appropriate care if they are not following that timeline. In 2008, the United States had the biggest measles Gilbert 2 outbreak there had been in 10 years, and the reason behind this was unvaccinated children.
Over the year’s vaccines have prevented countless cases of disease and saved millions of lives” (www.cdc.gov ). When parents deny their child a vaccine, the parent is putting hundreds of others in danger. Additionally, due to health reasons, some children and adults are advised by doctors that they may not receive vaccinations. With that said, children who do not receive vaccines are putting those who can’t in danger. Since being safe is a primary concern of the human race, then vaccinations must be kept around or diseases will invade.
Parents against immunisation believe their children should rely on their natural immunity and argue that if each generation is immunised, every future generation will have no natural immunity. Many argue that as vaccinated disease rates decrease, the rate of chronic illnesses increase steadily as a result of lowered natural immunity as a result of vaccinations. The recent Bachmair study has found a link between allergies and vaccination rates, where vaccinated children are twice as likely to suffer from them as unvaccinated ones. They are also 8 times as likely to suffer from
In a day where vaccination is readily available to almost all infants, it would seem nearly impossible to have an outbreak of what health professionals thought was an eradicated disease. However, recently there have been 23 outbreaks throughout the United States, and of this 23, 650 separate cases of measles were diagnosed. The problem our country faces at the moment is parent who choose not to vaccinate their children. Not only is this dangerous to them, but also to the thousands of other children who are either too young or sick to be vaccinated. Rachael Rettner, a writer for Fox News’s Health Column, said “More measles outbreaks are sure to occur in the United States because of people refusing vaccinations” (Rettner).
Families are being bombarded with stories about the dangers of vaccines like how sick their child can get and the illnesses and crucial diseases it may cause them. But on the other hand, you have society that is considered to be at an “at risk” condition when there are families that are not being vaccinated. So, protecting the society that we live in and the environments that we are constantly around may become dangerous and possibly deadly. Children are suffering because parents are more frightened by vaccines than by the disease they prevent. Although some families chose not to vaccinate, other families are skipping mild vaccinations while others vaccinations are designed to prevent potentially life threatening illnesses.
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.
Why our children should be vaccinated Vaccines are said to be one of the greatest public health achievements in history. They date back to 1796, when Edward Jenner used cowpox material to create immunity to the smallpox disease. (Historyofvaccines.org 2014) Now over two-hundred years later they’ve helped dramatically reduce the instance of viral diseases in children. For example, old childhood diseases such as Polio, Smallpox, and Diptheria have either been completely eradicated or are rarely seen in the United States thanks to vaccines. However, in recent years we’ve seen a sharp increase in parents who opt out of having their children receive these life-saving immunizations.
Jackson Goedert Mr. Munson Period 4 March, 2015 Vaccines save people’s lives Every year in America parents are skipping their child’s vaccination in which causes the children to catch disease that have been exterminated in America for decades. This will create an epidemic in this continues. In America we have vaccines to protect us, but also it affects children in going to school because they must have vaccines for the grade they are going into taken in order to be accepted into the public school. “40% of parents said children who aren’t up to date with vaccines should be excluded in schools” (Patti, Neighmond paragraph 4). There is a rise of children not getting vaccine in school.
Further downsides to receiving exemptions are that parents may have a hard time getting their child into certain schools, and pediatricians have been known to deny care to an unvaccinated child (Null and Feldman). One argument in support of vaccines is that once received, the child’s immune system is strengthened, and the next time the child comes into contact with that particular disease he/she will be able to fight against it. However, studies have shown that disease outbreaks still occur in fully vaccinated areas. Dr. William Atkinson, an epidemiologist for the CDC, when examining a large measles outbreak, admi... ... middle of paper ... ...e this potentially risky decision after weighing the pros and cons. Parents, not the state, are the ones who will have to live with the consequences of this decision.
While some parents are convinced that vaccines have been invented to prevent the human-to-human transmitted diseases, which otherwise can have serious health consequences on children and adults, other parents are certain that it is the vaccines themselves that pose a risk to their children’s health. Both have reasons to believe what they do. It has been known that ever since the vaccines for diseases like diphtheria and measles were introduced in the twentieth century, the number of deaths related to these diseases decreased by more than 500 percent1. On the other hand, the mid-twentieth century was also the time when such signs as nutrition, sanitation and healthcare, and other important factors of spreading vaccine-preventable diseases have been greatly improved. It is hard to accurately determ... ... middle of paper ... ...ke it the right of a particular public or private school to decide whether or not to accept an unvaccinated child but at the same time parents should be considered of other parents and their children, and get vaccinated to prevent others from getting sick especially at school.