However, having children vaccinated is vital to the environment and eliminate the numbers of death that is sweeping across our nation. Although, there are many laws in place governing vaccinations for school age children in the United States. Many of these law often restrict girls from becoming vaccinating. Issues ranging from religion, medical, and lack of interest. One law is religion based upon a parent faith, the child may be exempt from receiving the vaccine.
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.
Of course these medical treatments must be tested in order to be given to anyone. In spite of the fact many people themselves argue that inoculations are not safe for children, others are thoroughly certain in the benefits vaccinations will bring them, such as keeping a person safe from an illness and healthy. A vaccine is actually put into the body acting as a disease so that when an actual illness try’s to enter the body the body will already be prepared for an “invader” thus, reacting better and quicker. Essentially a vaccine is put into the body to prevent a disease. Most children are very healthy and continue to receive flu shots throughout the years.
he Benefits Outweigh the Risk One of the greatest public health accomplishments in the 20th century was the vaccination, yet people are choosing to not use them. Because vaccination rates are dropping, children are losing their life to vaccine-preventable disease. There are many negative situations that a parent does not have control over in their child’s life, but parents are purposely putting their child in harms way by not vaccinating. If a parent chooses not to vaccinate a child, that is child neglect. Child neglect is when a parent, guardian, or caretaker continually fails to give the child the best possible care.
Looking at the media and its affect on vaccination the article, “Media Coverage of the Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccine and Autism... ... middle of paper ... ...tect their child’s health not, to harm them. Also, if a parent were unsure of a vaccine I would recommend them to research the vaccine. Look at the different ingredients in them, the side affects, also look at research that has been done on the different vaccines. The more you know the more questions you can ask the physician and the better the parents will feel knowing what their child is being injected with. My last recommendation would be talk to other people and see what their opinions are and perspectives on vaccines.
Is it logical for schools to require kids to be vaccinated for diseases that are no longer a mass population threat? There has been a continuous increase in children that have not been fully vaccinated because of exemptions. Schools interrupting children's scheduled learning because they are not vaccinated is erroneous. According to Stephanie Cave and Deborah Mitchell, "Back in the middle of the twentieth century, the concept of mass immunization sounded like a good idea: We had deadly childhood diseases, we were developing vaccines that could prevent them, therefore, let's immunize all children so they won't get those diseases. And to make sure all, or nearly all, children were immunized, we made the shots mandatory"(9).
Following this development the rate of measles reached a historical low in 2011 due to the vaccine produced by the EPI. Not only did the cases of measles decrease but so did the cases of rubella with the introduction of the combined vaccine (He, n.p.). Additionally, a record 9,120 cases of pertussis were reported in California in 2010 the most since 1947. A study conducted by the American Academy of Pediatrics was done to determine how this disease was spreading. Their results showed that among other factors the large amount of unvaccinated children in one area was a major contributor to the clusters of pertussis.
Parents often choose not to get their children immunized, and it has proven harmful to the health of the global population. It is important for parents to have their children vaccinated against diseases such as measles, mumps, and polio because it is important to promote the welfare of the human race (Parkins 439). Vaccinations have significantly reduced the disease rate throughout the world. Usually, vaccines prove to be between 90 and 99 percent effective. This reduces disease and mortality rate by thousands every year (Jolley and Douglas 1).
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