To illustrate, according to the government guidelines one way a child would receive a medical exemption is if they had a severe or life-threatening reaction to a certain vaccine. However, most children would never have been exposed to the chemicals found in vaccines so it would be impossible for parents to know beforehand if their child would react badly to the vaccine. Nonetheless, to prove that your child would have a severe reaction to vaccines, the child would first have to receive it to show it reacted badly. Therefore, this process somewhat defeats the purpose and may lead to irreversible consequences. 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).
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. These children could have been protected against this disease had they been vaccinated. The parents of these children failed to protect their children against unnecessary harm, and purposely exposed them to the harm of this disease, therefore; it was child neglect. Vaccination rates are dropping, and because of that, children are dying from childhood diseases that are vaccine-preventable. Choosing not to vaccinate is failing to provide your child with the means for their physical well being.
An instance that was recorded by the National Network for Immunization stated that, “A couple in Tennessee, confused about vaccines safety because of what they read on the internet, decided to delay their daughter’s vaccinations. Later, the baby girl was stricken with a form of Meningitis that could have been prevented by a vaccine” (Meyers). This couple probably learned from their mistakes, and hopefully others around them will learn to give vaccines to their children without hesitation. This is why it is important to vaccinate children because it does save the lives of
Although some families chose not to vaccinate, other families are skipping mild vaccinations while others vaccinations are designed to prevent potentially life threatening illnesses. Lack of complete vaccine treatment increases the risk of disease for our entire population... ... middle of paper ... ...y that is considered to be at an “at risk” condition when there are families that are not being vaccinated. Almost every parent has heard these concerning and alarming side effects that accompany vaccinations and some wonder are vaccinations even 100% effective? The obvious truth is, without vaccines, epidemics of vaccine-preventable diseases would return like measles and rubella. Although they may not be 100% effective, they still offer outstanding protection and without them, we can expect society to be like it was years ago and we would suffer from the diseases of our grandparents as we have slowly seen recently through the media.
This paper was the beginning of over a decade of parents who feared that vaccinating children would lead to autism. During this time some parents chose not to vaccinate and this is now affecting our public health. Not all children can be vaccinated. Some children have immune deficiencies, like cancer, which prevent them from getting vaccines. Other children are too young to be vaccinated.
Why the vaccine refusals reject to get vaccine to their children? How do the medical care workers correspond to reduce the vaccine refusals? Researching my claim that parents should not be allowed to refuse vaccination because vaccinating prevents the spread of infectious diseases has given me a better understanding of the cause of the vaccine refusals. I hope this research paper will be useful when I became a medical
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.
One law is religion based upon a parent faith, the child may be exempt from receiving the vaccine. This fosters more sickness and diseases. Despite the fact, many states such as Taxes, Washington DC, and New York are creating awareness in preventing cervical cancer in girls. In New York, bill number (1822) was passed in 2008. This bill would encourage parents by providing educational material and consultation to fight against HPV for school age children.
Doctors and scientist have other ideas about these vaccines. They believe just the opposite of these parents, that it is better for you to get the vaccine with the possibility of a side effect than to get the actual disease. The other issue parents have are if their child is allergic to an ingredient in the vaccine. The only thing a baby is eating the first six to nine months is their mother’s milk or formula, you do not know if your child could be allergic to anything
In 1998, Andrew Wakefield published an observation of 12 children that linked the measles, mumps, and rubella combination vaccine with intestinal problems which he believed led to autism. Once people heard this news, they become alarmed. However, many large studies had been conducted and found no association between the t... ... middle of paper ... ...ies. I support immunization also because it can save us economically. It would cost less to get an injection than to be treated with a disease.