They are also preventing our children to not have major diseases and to keep them healthy. After having a child and hearing all the talk about autism and immunizations, it made me do research on most of the immunizations that my child was going to receive. Honestly, there are more pros than cons to the immunizations that our children are receiving. Major companies are making sure that these vaccines are more effective and less abrasive to our children; that is why vaccines have been changing for the good.
In 2008, the United States had the biggest measles Gilbert 2 outbreak there had been in 10 years, and the reason behind this was unvaccinated children. These children could have been protected against this disease had they been vaccinated. The parents of these children failed to protect their children against unnecessary harm, and purposely exposed them to the harm of this disease, therefore; it was child neglect. Vaccination rates are dropping, and because of that, children are dying from childhood diseases that are vaccine-preventable. Choosing not to vaccinate is failing to provide your child with the means for their physical well being.
Pro-vaccine parents point to the greater than 500% decrease in the twentieth century of new diagnosis for diseases such as measles and diphtheria. Non-vaccine parents accept the large decrease in diagnosis of the diseases, but attribute it to the better nutrition, healthcare, and sanitation available in the twentieth century (McMahon-Pratt). It is hard to determine which of these two possible factors was directly responsible for the decrease. Similarly, total deaths from the pertussis (whooping) cough were close to 12,000 in 1905. As infrastructure of hospitals and sanitation improved, the rates fell to 1,000 deaths per year by the late 1940’s (Rinner).
If someone could then tell you that a vaccine could prevent a majority of cervical cancer for your child later on in life, then that is a pretty big deal. This vaccine also prevents contraction of the STD and its genital warts.” (Flores, Joey). This medical professional is in the majority with the consensus of her peers, but it seems that there is still a low vaccination rate, even 10 years after the vaccine was approved. According to a 2014 study conducted by the CDC, there is still an overwhelming amount of concern among parents. The main reasons for concern documented are lack of knowledge, feeling that the vaccine was not needed or unnecessary, safety/side effect concerns, not being recommended by the child’s physician, and the child not being sexually active at the current
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. Why would parents opt against getting their child’s vaccinations, even in the face of the measles outbreak that has sickened more than 102 people in 14 states? Simply because trust in the government or the lack thereof and also misinformation. Your pediatrician believes that your children need to receive all of the recommended vaccines. Although sitting there through your child’s vaccination meltdown can be just as painful for you as it is them and the fear of these routine vaccines doing more harm than good, choosing to vaccinate children has led to 93% to 100% elimination of many childhood diseases in the U.S. (Vaccines.gov).
In 1998, Andrew Wakefield published an observation of 12 children that linked the measles, mumps, and rubella combination vaccine with intestinal problems which he believed led to autism. Once people heard this news, they become alarmed. However, many large studies had been conducted and found no association between the t... ... middle of paper ... ...ies. I support immunization also because it can save us economically. It would cost less to get an injection than to be treated with a disease.
Vaccinations help prevent children against many vaccine-preventable diseases that exist in our world today. Specifically, the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine helps prevent them against diseases that can impact their lives as they grow and develop through life. Why should children be vaccinated with the MMR vaccine? The purpose of the MMR vaccine is to prevent children from contracting an illness such as the measles, mumps, and rubella. To prevent against these illness, children should be vaccinated depending on the recommended vaccination schedule for the United States.
For example smallpox was eradicated and children no longer have to be vaccinated for it, if people get their children vaccinated there is more of a chance that anothor disease will be eradicated. Many parents do not get there children vaccinated for fear of autism. Autism shows in a child about the same time vaccination Accor. Kids with autism have a weaker or more sensitive immune system than normal. (Edwards 1).
It is hard to accurately determ... ... middle of paper ... ...ke it the right of a particular public or private school to decide whether or not to accept an unvaccinated child but at the same time parents should be considered of other parents and their children, and get vaccinated to prevent others from getting sick especially at school. Vaccination today is used all around the world, and there are certain standards that must be thought of so that all vaccines remain effective and pose minimum risk. If a child is not vaccinated, or has not recently been sick, has a healthy immune system and is vaccinated with a quality product, the risk of having any unwanted consequences is less than 1%. The use of protection of one’s health as a result of immunization is many times higher, which in my opinion makes the risk reasonable. Therefore, parents should have their children immunized for the sake of their child and others around them.
The first vaccine was created in 1796 for smallpox, since then the last outbreak for a deadly disease was in the mid 1900's (procon.org 6).Today, the public school system is requiring children to be injected with a disease that is no longer mass population threat in the current century, also this is despite what parents have to say. The attended result of a vaccine is so the immune system recognizes the disease that was prior injected and can later fight it off if necessary. The required vaccines are not only absurd but ludicrous, being as vaccines do not provide the child with full immunity only partial. A child naturally contracting the disease gives them full immunity, while the vaccine only gives the child partial immunity. Requiring vaccines are pointless not only because they are partial immunity but they are also usually specific to one strand of that virus.