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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This article focus on a document publishes in the Canadian Paediatric Society website, which can help council hesitant parent that refuse to vaccine their children due to safety concern. This article use research information and premeditated steps to exemplify the issue surrounding the use of vaccine on children. Research shows that health care provider has a major influence on parental decision. In addition, Doctors should take into consideration and understand parent’s specific concern, by taking the time to explain the evidence so the hesitant parents will have a better understanding and this will determine whether a child get immunize. The information that present in the article comes from the “CPS” Infectious Diseases and Immunization Committee, which is research and educational source. This article provide a clear information on what can happen if a child is not vaccinate, due to the facts that parents believe if their child is healthy and strong that they will disease free. However, most parents based their information on what they heard on the media and internet for example, that vaccine cause autism, there is no prove that it does, however things like that will make any parents not want to vaccine their child. There are consequences of a parent not having their child. In Ontario if a child is not immunize they are, not allowed in the school system, this is due to the risk that may occur. For example, a child who is vaccine, but may have a low immune system will mostly like catch whatever disease or bacteria when he encounters that specific chi...
Parents must be forced to vaccinate their children. The detrimental effects of failing to vaccinate a child can be spine chilling for not only your child but you and your loved ones around. Despite our best efforts to keep our children safe, their lives are unhygienic, a proverbial germ fest some might argue. Children must be vaccinated as they are unaware of their surroundings and a vaccination will save their life; only the child’s but also the people around them.
Childhood vaccinations have replaced common childhood illness as a “rite of passage” for many young children. Many parents, at the recommendation of their physician, diligently bring their children to the doctor every couple of months for what are thought to be important and safe vaccinations. Many parents are lead to believe that vaccinating their children, albeit the so-called slight risks associated with vaccines, is the responsible thing to do for the sake of the common good, which includes their child’s safety, as well as the safety of the community. But are parents made aware of some of the ingredients in these so-called safe vaccines and the inherent risks of the ingredients? Are parents aware of the protection the United States government offers to vaccine manufacturers and those who recommend and administer the vaccines? Do parents realize that their child just might be a sacrificial lamb?
Vaccination is one the greatest achievements of public health which led to a marked decline in the rate of infectious diseases in the 19th century. (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 1999) However, currently a growing number of parents are in doubt regarding the safety of vaccines and the necessity to follow the recommended vaccination schedule for their children, resulting in many parents following an alternative schedule of vaccination or complete refusal of vaccination. (Dempsey et al., 2011)
Many parents do not want to get their children vaccinated because they are harmful to children, but vaccinations are not as harmful as they think. Parents should have to have their children vaccinated because there are less diseases now since the use of vaccinations, other people that can’t get vaccinated won’t contract any infectious diseases and there are less problems caused from being vaccinated than non-vaccinated. Vaccinations have proven to be useful time and time
This genuine concern can go several directions. Some parents are convinced that the inventions of vaccines were made to prevent human-to-human transmitted diseases that can cause serious long-term health complications. While other parents believe that it is the vaccines that pose a greater risk to their child’s health. The truth is that the introduction of a vaccine has, in many cases, led to a very large decrease in the incidence of the targeted disease--such as the 96% decrease in the incidence of polio that occurred within 7 years of the introduction of the Salk and Sabin polio vaccines. Vaccines have changed our way of life, in many areas of the world. Diseases such as polio, measles and rubella are no longer a threat, and the eradication of smallpox alone has saved hundreds of millions of lives. (Nature Reviews Microbiology,
Forced vaccinations, a topic of controversy facing our nation today, are vaccinations that are required to be received by the government. Many of the vaccinations required are for severe diseases and infections such as tetanus, chickenpox, influenza, measles, and polio. These diseases are correlated to be some of the most threatening around the world. Most of those vaccines are given to people normally when they are children. Numerous parents disagree with letting their children receive vaccinations due to some of the risks involved. Possible side effects of vaccinations include fever, rashes, body aches, and sometimes death. Many of these, however, are very rare because of the increase in science technology. Parents that stand against the vaccination of their child put not only their own, but other children in the community
It is very important that all children are immunised against diseases for the sake of themselves and everyone around them. Case in point, in March 2015, a baby named Riley passed away from Whooping Cough, a preventable disease. He himself was not old enough to be immunised but instead had to rely upon the immunity of other babies in his ward. Unfortunately, vaccination rates are as low as 83% in some places in Australia and in this case the lack of vaccinated children cost a life. Vaccinations undergo vigorous and numerous tests to ensure they are safe to use. Young children are most at risk of dying from these vaccine-preventable diseases. They are only new to the world and haven’t had the opportunity to build up their immune system. Giving them vaccinations to top up deficiencies they may have will provide the greatest chance of survival for them and everyone around them. The benefits far outweigh the risks. There are serious implications for those parents who do not support immunisation. In Australia, Child care centres, pre-schools and schools will not enrol children who have not been vaccinated unless they sign a Conscientious Objector Form, failure to do this can result in parents being reported to Child Protection Agencies for negligence. Unvaccinated children are also excluded from childcare, preschool and school for set periods of time when another student is sick with a vaccination-preventable
Many new vaccines have been developed by companies whose interest is in the well-being of children is in question. Consequently, since 1950 over 29 vaccinations have been added to the list of recommended vaccinations children need by age. Children are now receiving 6 rounds of 6 vaccinations by the age of 6. With the seemingly increased rate in complications related to immunizations, many parents are questioning the benefit of vaccinations for their children. There are claims of vaccines causing autism which led to a huge movement to change the vaccination schedule. With this movement, others fear parents will opt to not vaccinate their children causing diseases to make themselves prevalent again. From polling parents, many support mandatory
Health care professionals and health educators were identified as instrumental in the effort to educate and positively influence immunisation, well informed doctors and nurses are the key in preventing parents refusing childhood immunisations. Redsell et al (2010) pointed out that surveys show some parents criticised the information they received about the vaccination from healthcare staff, suggesting it was of poor quality and biased in favour of immunisation. Health care providers need to be more fully prepared to have productive discussions with parents who resist or refuse immunisation. Redsell et al. (2010) recommended that parents and young people should be provided with tailored information, advice and support to ensure they know about the recommended routine childhood vaccinations and the benefits and risks. When parents chose to refuse vaccination, health care providers need to listen carefully and validate why parents may hold a specific belief about
“Childhood vaccines are one of the great triumphs of modern medicine. Indeed, parents whose children are vaccinated no longer have to worry about their child's death or disability from whooping cough, polio, diphtheria, hepatitis, or a host of other infections.” (Ezekiel J. Emanuel, 1). Vaccines helped humanity for many years in eliminating illnesses that disfigured, disabled and a lot of times took lives away. Children who do not get vaccinated not only risk themselves by being an easy target for diseases they also, harm everyone around them. In the end, today's children are the fuel of the future. Every parent should think carefully before taking any chance that may harm the coming generation.
Vaccines are becoming increasingly hazardous for many children and parents are not being informed about the safety of their children. Current reports are linking vaccines to serious life-threatening disorders such as asthma, autism, immune system dysfunction, and mental retardation (Williams). These recent revelations are causing an increasing amount of people to claim religious and medical exemptions from vaccines. From 1999 to 2006, exemptions have more than doubled from 9,722 to 24,919 (Cronin). It is very clear that vaccinations are posing many problems for parents everywhere. Each day researchers are finding out about vaccines and are realizing that there are a lot more risks than benefits. Dr Phillip F. Incao explains: “Today, far more children suffer from allergies and other chronic immune system disorders than from life-threatening infectious disease. It is neither reasonable nor prudent to persist in presuming that the benefits of any vaccination outweigh its risk” (qtd in Spaker). While infectious diseases are becoming uncommon there is no need for any person to get vaccinated.
The number of vaccinations that a child has to receive is overwhelming to a child and parent. They will also be receiving boosters and other vaccinations throughout life. The ineffectiveness of vaccinations can also be a factor in a parent’s choice. Side effects are the main concern between parents’ decision of whether to vaccinate their children. Not everyone believes that vaccinations are helpful; it should be a parents’ choice whether their child should be
According to World Book Advanced Encyclopedia, immunization is defined as the process of protecting the body against disease by means of vaccines or serums (Hinman). While medical science backs up the efficiency and necessity of vaccines, within the past decade, a rise in parents disbelieving the medical community and neglecting to immunize their children has occurred. This “fear of vaccines” is nothing new, but with the ever-increasing safety of vaccines, the benefits of inoculation far outweigh the risks. Parents who refuse to vaccinate, or anti-vaxxers, put more than their children’s lives on the line, but also risk the safety of the whole community. Because vaccines are essential to protecting individuals and communities
Despite the important and positive benefits of vaccinations, some people believe that vaccinating their children can cause serious health problems. Psychological, social, and cultural factors can also play a role in the parents’ decision in whether or not they wish to vaccinate their child (M. Ruijs., 2012). I feel that is it personal responsibility of all parents to vaccinate their children. Despite any pain or discomfort that a child may experience from the given injections, vaccinations are in the best interest of the child. It is very important to vaccinate children as it will protect them against many serious and potentially fatal diseases. Vaccinations are fast acting, harmless to the recipient, and extremely effective.