“Vaccinations are causing a major upsurge in childhood diseases, adult maladies, and even deadly ailments such as Gulf War Syndrome and Lou Gehrig’s disease” (Blaylock). Every now and then an individual’s doctor calls telling them about the latest vaccine they should receive. The person immediately schedules a time to come in and get it done. But do they even give a second thought about it? Have they ever thought that maybe they do not need another vaccination? Many people have not taken the time to seriously think about the process of immunization. The truth is, there are many dangers that the average person should be unaware of. Rarely do vaccines actually accomplish what the public has been told. In fact, a lot of vaccines contain harmful substances that have been linked to disorders such as autism. The lack of education and dishonesty from doctors are putting people in danger of health problems without even realizing. Many parents feel obligated for their children to get vaccinated because of school, not knowing they have the alternative option of refusing immunization.
For the longest time, people have assumed that if they get a vaccine, they are completely safe from that illness. However, “a person who has been vaccinated has no guarantee that he will not contract the disease, and chances are, if he does, it will be at a later age when the consequences are much more serious” (Hamdan). Vaccines do not always accomplish what they claim to. If people realized that getting a vaccine does not guarantee them immunization from a particular disease that would be a major step in furthering the education about vaccines. There have been many cases where vaccines have been administered, but the disease remains. For insta...
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...ts about the dangers related to vaccines, progress is being made. The primary issue at the end of the day should be to protect the people from illnesses the best way possible whether it be with the help of vaccines or without.
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... you wait, the more likely your child’s immune system will be able to handle the onslaught with minimal damage” (Sarah). I am not suggesting that we return to the days without vaccines. But we must seriously address what appears to be an obvious link between the epidemic of developmental delays, autoimmune diseases, and the increasing number of mandatory vaccines. Every parent should know the advantages as well as the dangers associated with each and every vaccine, each and every time it is given. They should know the positive and negative consequences of refusing that their children be vaccinated, and be made aware of how they can go about getting exemptions. Also-- the government, industry, health-care professionals, and parents must band together to get the research needed to determine the safety of these vaccines. The stakes are too high for us to do otherwise.
Mumps, Measles, Whooping Cough, Smallpox, Polio and, Diphtheria are all deadly diseases that were once a death sentence to children and adults around the world, but there is something that can help combat these fatal diseases. Vaccinations can change the course of these lethal diseases, but some families are still refusing to vaccinate the future of the world. Vaccinations can not only be beneficial to the child itself but to rest of humanity as well. There is evidence that goes against false claims bashing vaccination and the positive effects of vaccination overrule all of the negative. Vaccination can have a positive effect on the world due to its life-saving properties, effects on humanity and the extensive amount of safety and care that
...s teacher, classmates, friends and family members at risk. Immunization and vaccines save millions of lives each year. Vaccines imitate infection, but do not cause illness, what they do is cause the immune system to produce T-lymphocytes, antibodies and B-lymphocytes that will remember how to fight that disease in the future. The bacteria and virus’ that cause life threatening diseases still exist, but because of vaccination, there are 90% less cases of these illnesses in America today. Less than 1% of children have severe side effects to vaccinations. In the recent past many celebrities have chosen to voice their opinions regarding vaccinations. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has done extensive research on the link between the rise in the cases of Autism and vaccinations, since Wakefield’s 1998 study and has found vaccinations to be safe and effective.
The history of vaccinations does not begin with the first vaccination itself but rather an infectious disease that had greatly affected the human population. In 1796 Edward Jenner created a successful composition using cowpox material that created immunity to the ongoing growth of the small pox disease. Jenner’s method underwent 200 years of medical and technological changes until it had finally resulted in complete elimination of the smallpox disease. Vaccinations have been a controversial medical topic for many years and although it is proven to be an effective means of preventing serious effects, including fatalities from childhood illnesses the controversy remains that the side effects from the immunizations outweigh the risk of contracting the disease. According to the College of Physicians of Philadelphia they state that “innovative techniques now drive vaccine research, with recombinant DNA technology and new delivery techniques leading scientist in new directions. Disease targets have expanded, and some vaccine research is beginning to focus on non-infectious conditions, such as addictions and allergies” (“The History of Vaccines” College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Web. 10 January. 2014). While public health officials insist that vaccines are the best way to protect public health. Over the past thirty years the vaccination schedule has tripled and since then there has been an alarming rise in the infant mortality rate in America. The problem is not the vaccination itself, but the quality of the vaccination.
Despite the doctors’ reassurances and mounting evidences about the safety and value of immunization, many parents are still wary about getting their children injected. Some even opposed it because they fear that the vaccine itself is not benign. It is often considered unnecessary in many cases because the illnesses don’t pose a big threat to the child’s life. However, others point out that they help eradicate many contagious illnesses and prevent many deaths. For example, polio and smallpox, once killed thousands of children, are eliminated because of the use of vaccines. There were many studies conducting to show whether it can trigger serious reactions and disorders. 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...
Vaccinations are most effective when used preventatively rather than curatively. Vaccines help to reduce contraction and spread of infectious diseases and lead to healthy populations. With continued use and research, we have and will continue to gain and understanding about how vaccines work and how they can benefit our society, both now and in the future. Although there are minor concerns to consider when choosing whether to become vaccinated, the benefits greatly outweigh the risk involved. Providing vaccines and immunization is a worthy practice that has proven itself over time. With continued administration, we can have safer communities, and help to reduce disease today while working toward the elimination and eradication of diseases in the future.
“Standard immunization currently averts an estimated two to three million deaths every year in all age groups” (“General Information”). Children along with adults should be vaccinated because these Inoculations prevent diseases, even deaths, from going around, along with keeping the environment a safer place. As people know, kids get vaccinated from the time born to about the time the child reaches teen years, although getting immunized does not precisely stop at any age. In fact, required vaccinations continue throughout the years. Of course these medical treatments must be tested in order to be given to anyone. In spite of the fact many people themselves argue that inoculations are not safe for children, others are thoroughly certain in the benefits vaccinations will bring them, such as keeping a person safe from an illness and healthy. A vaccine is actually put into the body acting as a disease so that when an actual illness try’s to enter the body the body will already be prepared for an “invader” thus, reacting better and quicker. Essentially a vaccine is put into the body to prevent a disease. Most children are very healthy and continue to receive flu shots throughout the years. In many countries getting immunized is already mandatory. Hearing all the benefits and well-designed information of course sounds great but many continue to argue that inoculations are not safe and that studies have shown that vaccinations could cause autism, and a few other couple diseases that a kid may develop after receiving a medical treatment. If that were efficiently accurate a higher range of children would have autism, which at this point’s percentage is very little. Worldwide vaccinations throughout the world should be mandatory in order to...
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). People think there is not enough information on vaccines (Franklin). They think that vaccines have the possibility to cause autism (Franklin). A great deal of research has been conducted on the topic of vaccines (“Vaccines Still Best for Children”). 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 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.
Every vaccine has its risk factors, and its benefits. Every person also has their own opinion if it’s a necessary thing to do, or others may have an opinion that it can take a sharp turn, and all can end not the way one may have expected. We live in a world full of malady and illness, but there must be a cure. There must be something that can prevent a leading to a very devastating end, or is there?
“The Real Issues in Vaccine Safety”, written by Roberta Kwok, provides a discussion on the topic of vaccine safety. It provides information regarding real safety issues specific to vaccination and also mentions the false safety concerns that have been topic of public concern. It provides a discussion on how the false vaccine risks can make it difficult for the scientific community to evaluate actual risks. It mentions that vaccine manufactures are “victims of their own success” (Kwok, 2011) largely due to how safe vaccines have become. It does this by discussing the low risk rates for contracting the disease the vaccine is attempting to prevent and how few cases of contraction of disease cause public outcry. The article also discusses other potential side effects to vaccinations and the frequency of these side effects. It touches on the need for speed in identifying certain side effects so that their correlation to the administration of the vaccine can be ...
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.
Vaccines against diphtheria, polio, pertussis, measles, mumps and rubella, and more recent additions of hepatitis B and chicken pox, have given humans powerful immune guards to ward off unwelcome sickness. And thanks to state laws that require vaccinations for kids enrolling in kindergarten, the U.S. presently enjoys the highest immunization rate ever at 77%. Yet bubbling beneath these national numbers is the question about vaccine safety. Driven by claims that vaccinations can be associated with autism, increasing number of parents are raising questions about whether vaccines are in fact harmful to children, instead of helpful (Park, 2008).
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
Having saved millions of lives, vaccinations are one of the most amazing medical breakthroughs. There was a time where when a new vaccine was introduced, it was a cause for celebration. However, despite their success, small groups are sceptical and vocal about their concerns on the detrimental effects of vaccines towards a person’s health. These days, their small voice is amplified through multiple forms of contemporary news media, often causing mass hysteria and dividing society for no reason.