Children from birth to age five are the most vulnerable to bacterial and viral infection. Children should always be vaccinated if contact is made with a disease. The first and only way to keep outbreaks from happening is to make vaccinations mandatory for school age children. Vaccinations will stop the spread of disease and prevent deaths. One simple trip to the local doctor could save the lives of these children.
We fear what will happen if we let teenage girls get this vaccine. Will they become sick, will they become promiscuous? We have no definitive answer to this question. We do have an answer as to what will happen if they don’t get this vaccine. It’s better to be safe rather than sorry.
Without vaccines, there would be many little children running around sick. Diseases can be very painful and sometimes deadly, this is why children get vaccinated, so they do not have to worry about catching a disease and dealing with the symptoms. Some parents prefer not to vaccinate their child, because they are misinformed on the vaccines or see bad things on social media about it. The truth is they are just putting their child in danger by not getting them vaccinated. 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.
Much of this fear of contraceptives comes from the parent’s personal beliefs. Religion plays a major role in whether or not a child will be taught by their parents about sex. Due to their views, some might protest the installation of having an SBHC at their child’s school and cause a disruption in other surrounding high schools. This is why the health centers that distribute contraceptives will only be placed in public high schools where religion is not permitted to overrule. Parents also fear that if adolescent teens are given a choice of contraceptive, it is as if given permission to engage in sexual activities.
The vaccines are given as sh... ... middle of paper ... ...s associated with HPV. As for the beliefs that getting the vaccine at a young age would be like giving teens the ok to have premarital sex, I disagree with that (Hawley, 2012, p. 549). We as parents should have more trust in our kids to make the right decisions and if they choose not to, at least we can say we did our best by talking to them about sex, discussing with them about HPV and other STIs. The HPV vaccine is an awesome discovery and should not be taken lightly. I feel that when giving the opportunity to live longer or rid any viruses, diseases, or infections we should use it and not take it for granted.
I believe that every young girl should receive this vaccine; people do not know what the future holds. What would happen if someone wakes up one day and finds that they have cervical cancer caused by the human papillomavirus, a virus they could have prevented? Is not getting this vaccine something they want to regret? One of the most frequently raised concerns toward the vaccination against HPV is that it helps protec... ... middle of paper ... ...e Literature and Report of a Quality Assurance Project. Journal of Pediatric Health, 26(2), 92-101.
It is a sexual transmitted virus that affects moist areas of the body through skin to skin contact ("Human papillomavirus," 2013). The vaccines, such as Gardasil and Cervarix, are given to prevent the infection of the virus HPV ("Hpv vaccine- questions," 2012). Every year tons of parents take their daughters to get the series of HPV vaccines. The CDC (The Center of Disease Control and Prevention) and the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) is now recommending the vaccination of males as well ("Hpv vaccine- questions," 2012). The reasoning behind male vaccination is that the vaccines have now been approved for anal sex as well.
Nevertheless, one of the ethical questions parents face, is the horrifying fear of condoning sex before marriage or giving their daughters the right to engaged in multiple sex partners. The HPV vaccine also infringes on the parental rights with their daughters because of the ethical principle associated with HPV. Ultimately, parental rights are then left upon the relationship of trust with their daughters to believe that having the HPV vaccination at an early age will not increase the possibility of sex. Many parents who are aware of the HPV vaccine are more reluctant to have their daughters vaccinated. This reluctancy is based on the mothers’ fear of their daughters developing a cervical cancer.
Disease prevention is important to public health because it protects both those who receive them and those with whom they come in contact with. There is a minority of parents who are against vaccinations because of the idea that it causes more harm than good. They fear that vaccinations will cause serious and permanent damage in the natural immune system. They also believe that their child’s immune system is never allowed to grow if they become too dependent on the medicine. The Family Doctor website has an article called, Vaccines: What They Are and Why Your Child Needs Them that affirms, “Vaccines are generally quite safe.
"In girls and young women ages 9 to 26, GARDASIL helps protect against 2 types of HPV that cause about 75% of cervical cancer cases, and 2 more types that cause 90% of genital warts cases". (“GARDASIL® [Human Papillomavirus Quadrivalent (Types 6, 11, 16, and 18) Vaccine, Recombinant].”) According to Eliav Barr, the chief of Merck's HPV vaccine-research program, Gardasil impedes the development of disease and has a high prevention rate against infection. Studies have been conducted to test the efficiency of the vaccine; one study found that after the third shot was received by patients it only took one month for it to respond against pathogens in 99.5% of them. (“MarketWatch - Stock ... ... middle of paper ... ... Syndrome (which causes muscles to fatigue).