A large part of research being credible is its ability to be reproduced in another study, and without that, the finding that he found are not sound. Because of the evidence the research may not have been correct, there was an editorial written stating that Wakefield’s findings that the MMR vaccine and autism were connected were fraudulent. This editorial also brings to light the fact that Wakefield relied heavily on the recall and beliefs of the parents and altered many of the facts about the patient’s medical histories in order to support his
Families are being bombarded with stories about the dangers of vaccines like how sick their child can get and the illnesses and crucial diseases it may cause them. But on the other hand, you have society that is considered to be at an “at risk” condition when there are families that are not being vaccinated. So, protecting the society that we live in and the environments that we are constantly around may become dangerous and possibly deadly. Children are suffering because parents are more frightened by vaccines than by the disease they prevent. Although some families chose not to vaccinate, other families are skipping mild vaccinations while others vaccinations are designed to prevent potentially life threatening illnesses.
Many studies have been lead to show that autism is not caused by vaccines. Therefore, if a parent is considering not vaccinating a child due to this reason, then they need to reconsider. However, it is understandable that a parent is simply taking precautions and thinking of what is best for their child. These lies about autism and vaccines should be put to rest in order to continue the successful avoidance of vaccine-preventable diseases. Many fibs of the side effects of vaccines are always being told; however, a frequent concern of vaccines causing autism has been refuted.
Nurses and doctors disagree with that view because by making vaccination rates in children incomplete, the risk of exposing children to contracting the vaccine-preventable diseases is higher. If this is a risk some parents are willing to take, but others face unwillingly, there is something to be dabated. Every parent is concerned with their child’s health. However, this concern can take several directions. While some parents are convinced that vaccines have been invented to prevent the human-to-human transmitted diseases, which otherwise can have serious health consequences on children and adults, other parents are certain that it is the vaccines themselves that pose a risk to their children’s health.
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).
Vaccines: Fact vs. Fiction Introduction Vaccines have been developed to prevent the spread of diseases that have serious effects on the world’s population. The more individuals that go unvaccinated the greater the chance that these diseases, that are easily preventable, are spread. The issue of vaccinating children has been a recent "hot button" issue and highly debated. Parents have many reasons for not vaccinating their children. More often than not, I have heard from parents who say that they refuse to vaccinate their children due to several reasons.
In 1998, a study was published that said that there was a link between vaccines and autism. Since then there has been multiple studies, led by the Centers for Disease Control that have proven the link between them incorrect (“Vaccines Still Best for Children”). Some people have the misconceived idea that if there is a chance that they will not get the disease that there is no need to receive the vaccine (Franklin). It is important for people to receive vaccinations because the possibility of
Childhood vaccinations have received a lot of media in the past few years, and parents continue to question whether or not they should have their children vaccinated. This topic is a very important issue because it seems to be a trend in our society where parents are not vaccinating their children. This then leads their children becoming more susceptible to unnecessary diseases/viruses that can be prevented with vaccines. The focus of the following articles was on the association of the specific vaccines measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR), and vaccines containing thimerosal, which has been a speculated reason for the cause of autism. This contentious hypothesis has many parents failing to vaccinate their children; this is especially true of many friends and family members of mine.
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.
At the same time those who take the vaccines are less likely to endanger others with themselves or their children unvaccinated immune system. Leaving those who are unfortunate enough to be unable to get vaccinated themselves, prone to ailments and diseases that they are then exposed to, by not being around vaccinated people. If the controversy over anti-vaccination is not resolved then then it will stay the same, nothing will change. Both sides will continue argue on that their way of thinking right, they will most likely never see eye to eye. A way to help with this controversy is to educate society on what is real and what is fake.