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). One argument in support of vaccines is that once received, the child’s immune system is strengthened, and the next time the child comes into contact with that particular disease he/she will be able to fight against it. However, studies have shown that disease outbreaks still occur in fully vaccinated areas. Dr. William Atkinson, an epidemiologist for the CDC, when examining a large measles outbreak, admi... ... middle of paper ... ...e this potentially risky decision after weighing the pros and cons. Parents, not the state, are the ones who will have to live with the consequences of this decision.
People also believe that if they do not have the disease that they have no need to receive the vaccine (Franklin). “The thinking goes: Why take a chance and vaccinate my child for a disease he or she won't get, or at the worst will cause nothing more than a rash” (Franklin). Many people do not want to spend money and time on vaccines if a chance exists that their child will not get the disease or virus (Franklin). Most people are unaware about vaccines. Some may think that they do not need to receive the vaccine because there is a possibility they will not get the virus or disease (Franklin).
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.
Parents are worried that these serious side effects could happen to their child. They are also worried that these vaccines may contain substances that their child could be allergic to. Autism, sudden infant death syndrome, deafness, ADHD, and developmental disorders are just a few of the side effects parents are extremely worried about happening to their child. More and more parents have decided to not vaccinate their child, that the risk of the actual disease is worth risking then getting the side effect of one of these vaccines. Doctors and scientist have other ideas about these vaccines.
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.
Although some families chose not to vaccinate, other families are skipping mild vaccinations while others vaccinations are designed to prevent potentially life threatening illnesses. Lack of complete vaccine treatment increases the risk of disease for our entire population... ... middle of paper ... ...y that is considered to be at an “at risk” condition when there are families that are not being vaccinated. Almost every parent has heard these concerning and alarming side effects that accompany vaccinations and some wonder are vaccinations even 100% effective? The obvious truth is, without vaccines, epidemics of vaccine-preventable diseases would return like measles and rubella. Although they may not be 100% effective, they still offer outstanding protection and without them, we can expect society to be like it was years ago and we would suffer from the diseases of our grandparents as we have slowly seen recently through the media.
In recent years, America has seen the reemergence of diseases that were proven to be preventable due to modern medicine and vaccines. These diseases that were once nearly eradicated are reemerging mainly because of the recent trend to not vaccinating children. The support behind this trend is that vaccines cause more harm than good, and lead to other diseases such as Autism. These ideals however have no factual evidence to support them as no scientific body has been able to find A connection with vaccines and Autism. While not vaccinating a child could lead them to getting horrible disease a non-vaccinated child also puts those around them at risk.
Why the vaccine refusals reject to get vaccine to their children? How do the medical care workers correspond to reduce the vaccine refusals? Researching my claim that parents should not be allowed to refuse vaccination because vaccinating prevents the spread of infectious diseases has given me a better understanding of the cause of the vaccine refusals. I hope this research paper will be useful when I became a medical
Can vaccinations actually do more harm than good, are they safe for our children? Were vaccinated from the day were born, which helps make our immune system strong so we can fight bacteria and different sicknesses. Many parents do not have a problem with vaccinating their children but there are those certain parents who disagree with the vaccinations and refuse to let their children receive the vaccination.There have been case studies where children have became deathly ill from receiving a vaccination. That can have a big impact on the family and friends of that child which would make other citizens refuse to get that vaccination.According to “Vaccines,” an article from the Macnillan Social Sciences Library;” 1.8% of children are not receiving vaccines because their parents have refused to immunize them.” While these parents are not vaccinating their children they are putting other children at a greater risk of infection and sickness from being around their child. “Vaccines,” (Those who choose not to vaccinate are relying on those around them to be vaccinated to lessen their risk of exposure and may spread to those who cannot be vaccinated due to compromised health.)
Through the years vaccines have prevented outbreaks and have even led to the elimination of certain diseases in areas of the world that have these vaccines available. Vaccines are generally considered a force for good and due to misinformation of possible risks, along with other reasons; parents are putting their children in a potentially dangerous situation by not having their kids properly vaccinated. In 1998 Andrew Wakefield released details of his study in which he linked the MMR (Measles-Mumps-Rubella) vaccine to increasing a child’s chances of contracting autism. Wakefield’s study was published in the medical journal The Lancet where his research was given a lot of thought by parental readers (McLaren 1). Following this link to autism, many parents were reluctant to give t...