Immunization is the process by which a person or animal becomes protected against a disease. Even though it’s “one of the greatest health development of the 20th century”, the number of infants who aren’t fully vaccinated are increasing gradually over the past years. This happened because of all the controversy surrounding vaccine. Despite the fact that it can prevent potentially life-threatening diseases, people are paying less attention to those infections because they are rarely seen nowadays. So people start to look at the vaccine and the possible side effects and now they fear that the vaccine itself might be more harmful than it is helpful.
Immunization is Key Vaccines used to be considered a normal part of childhood, like restroom training, and teaching children how to brush their teeth. Unfortunately, nowadays, vaccines have become a very major issue because parents do not want their children to be vaccinated due to safety concerns. Most of these concerns come from information they have acquired from social media or from friends. This seems crazy, considering the fact that vaccines prevent more than two point five million deaths each year. While others may argue that vaccines can cause serious side effects, vaccines should be mandatory because they can save children’s lives, save other people around them, and help rid the world of diseases.
This reduces disease and mortality rate by thousands every year (Jolley and Douglas 1). On average, vaccines save the lives of 33,000 innocent children every year (“Vaccines” 1). In addition, if a vaccinated child did contract the vaccine’s targeted illness, that child would, in general, have more mild symptoms than an unvaccinated child that contracts the same illness. These vaccinated children will have less serious complications if they do contract the disease; they will be much more treatable, and have a lower risk of death (Jolley and Douglas 2). The risks of not vaccinating greatly outweigh the small risks of vaccination.
“In the past sixty-years, vaccines have helped eradicate smallpox and are close to eradicating polio” (11 Facts About Vaccines). According to recent studies, “vaccines prevent more than 2.5 million deaths each year”(11 Facts About Vaccines). With that information being stated, parents need to consider vaccinating their children in order to assure them against life threatening diseases. Vaccines can save children and their parents time and money, they are safe and effective, and in general can spare their lives in the long run. Having and caring for children can be expensive and does require an extensive amount of time, especially if a child is constantly getting ill from an unknown source.
Are vaccines necessary ? Vaccines were created in 1798; now, there are numerous vaccines that protect us against diseases. Yet, a growing number of parents are deciding to not vaccinate their children for various reasons, such as Autism. As a result, immensely transmittable diseases are becoming more likely to spread; this causes everyone to become the victim. Although some say that vaccines can cause autism, parents need to vaccinate their children, because immunizations save lives, the vaccine-preventable diseases are highly dangerous, and vaccines are safe and reliable to use.
Vaccinations prevent deadly diseases from spreading but if parents neglect to immunize their child they are at a greater risk of contracting a fatal disease and spreading it to other people. Other parents who neglect vaccinations do so in fear that their child will fall ill or develop autism because of important diseases but there is an extensive amount of safety and care that goes into vaccines before they are released to the public ensuring they are safe for use. Another problem that could occur due to parents refusing vaccination is fatal diseases of the past could rise again causing mass death and illness of others. Immunization has affected the world in many different ways, it has protected new youth and has saved the lives of many generations. Without vaccination, the world population would drop significantly.
However, in the United States it is a different version, where parents demand their children not to be vaccinated. Vaccines are readily available to people, yet they refuse for many different reasons. Most of the reasons given for not vaccinating children are because of religious reasons, forgetfulness, moral beliefs, monetary issues and the theory that vaccines cause other health related issues, such as autism. The United States have been privileged with support from the government to vaccinate all people who requested to be vaccinated against preventable diseases. Many people around the world are powerless in getting vaccinated and most die due to lack of healthcare and availability of vaccines.
Recently, there has been a decline in child vaccination rates because of the controversy of whether or not vaccines cause autism. It is a dilemma every new parent is faced with. According to The Vaccination Debate, a vaccine is "a substance used to stimulate an immune system response to a particular disease, providing a person with immunity to the disease." Which basically means a vaccine prevents a person from getting a disease. So why do some people choose not to vaccinate?
With results like these you would think that ever parent would want to have their children vaccinated to protect them against these life threatening illnesses, yet that is not the case. Let's find out why. Like any medicine, vaccines carry the risk of adverse effects. Reports of discomfort at the injection site, as well as allergic reactions and even death have occurred although it is rare. Many researcher are beginning to make connections between vaccines and the rise in chronic disease among children.
They have kept children healthy and have saved millions of lives for more than 50 years. Most childhood vaccines are 90% to 99% effective in preventing disease...Vaccines contain antigens and imitate a disease which helps to develop immunity against it but does not cause you to catch it. They reduce the risks of infections by working with our bodies natural defenses. Most childhood vaccines are about 95% effective at preventing diseases. And if a child were still to get the disease after they are vaccinated, the symptoms would normally be way less serious than the symptoms in a child that didn’t get vaccinated.