The Importance Of Vaccination

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Vaccines are very effective in defending children from infectious disease. Although there has been tremendous success in achieving population based childhood immunization programs, more and more parents have chosen to delay the registration or even refuse to vaccinate their children at all (Diekema, 2012, p. 391). People are starting to challenge the necessity, safety and tolerability of vaccinations because the public attention has been diverted from the decreasing incidence of disease to the ambiguous risks of side effects of vaccines (Heininger, 2009, G9). Despite its outstanding performance in preventing diseases, maintaining high level of vaccination coverage needs public understanding as well, particularly the acceptance of parents …show more content…

Children can possibly escape from being infected by deadly communicable diseases while the chance of suffering other pain such as fever and injection can not be ignored. Vaccination provides tough protection to both vaccinated children and unvaccinated children, sometimes including their parents and other relative adults as well (Glass, 2011, pp. 975-976; Lopman, Curns, Yen & Parashar, 2011, p. 983). However, there is no vaccine which can promise to be totally safe (Bigham & Hoefer, 2011, p. 173). Therefore, children are still exposed to the possibility of being affected by diverse side effects after immunization. Even if vaccinations are recommended by the government, it is important and necessary for parents to evaluate both the advantages and drawbacks objectively before they vaccinate their children. On the other hand, the government needs to take action to encourage childhood immunization programs and implement mandatory school-entry policies. Meanwhile, health care professionals and physicians should emphasize the interaction and communication with the parents to relieve their fears and hesitation (Diekema, 2012, pp.

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  • Explains that vaccines are effective in defending children from infectious disease, but more and more parents are refusing to vaccinate their children. maintaining high level of vaccination coverage needs public understanding as well.
  • Analyzes how vaccine-preventable childhood diseases are reduced among immunized children worldwide. in the united states, a new rotavirus vaccine was endorsed in 2006.
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