Since antibodies are now present in the body, if the body is invaded by the germs that actually cause the disease, the immune system immdiately sends antibodies to destroy the germs. Getting immunized is the best way to prevent spreading diseases. Since their corresponding vaccines were introduced, deaths cause by diseases such as polio, measles and tetanus have been greatly reduced. While smallpox has been completely eradicated worldwide. 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.
By understanding the body’s immune system, the scientist is able to make the vaccine more effective and less abrasive. The evaluation of vaccine safety is an essential parts of every vaccine clinical trial. Many vaccines can cause allergic reactions such as a rash, swelling, and a fever. Some parents are not aware of these side effects. Most of the side effects are mild and will go away on their own.
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.
There are some parents that believe choosing to vaccinate their children will result in making them sicker. However, vaccines contain the same antigens that cause that specific disease, but are either killed or weakened, which results in not making the person sick. The antigens make the person’s immune system remember the antigen, which allows it to respond faster in the case of being exposed again. If a child receives all the vaccinations recommended by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), by his or her second birthday he or she will have received immunizations to protect him or her from mumps, measles, chicken pox, meningitis, and many other frightening diseases (“Vaccines”. par.
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). Today we protect children and teenagers from around 16 diseases that can have a horrible effect on these children without them being vaccinated against them. If parents choose to skip these vaccinations, they put their child at greater risk for a potentially life-threatening disease. Immunization schedules are meant to protect vulnerable patients from disease. If you choose to wait to give the vaccine, you might miss the window when the child is most vulnerable for catching the disease.
Antigens are the viral or bacterial components of a vaccine that induce the immune system to build up antibodies and fight future infections. The total antigens children receive in vaccines today are a fraction of what kids used to receive, even including combination vaccines.” (Parents, 2017) Honestly, this conveys that whatever parents had when they were kids seems far more dangerous than what children have now. This further emphasizes that fact that even though parents think they are doing the best for their child by restricting immunizations based of a concern about an overwhelmed immune system is preposterous. This decision making is led by Anchoring. Anchoring is when you put too much focus on past events that influences your present decision.
Vaccines can prevent the loss of an arm, leg, paralysis limb or even hearing loss. Some diseases that were once alive are now gone or almost gone due to being vaccinated and getting vaccines when you’re scheduled to. (“Importance of Vaccines: Top ten reasons”) Society wonder that if immigrants are the main reason for these viruses. That is why people should vaccinated. Universal vaccination against Polio has eliminated the disease from North America, Europe and South America but until Polio is gone for good there’s always going to be the possibility that Polio could come back to the United State.
The crippling disease Polio was nearly eradicated from the world. However, in some countries it is still prevalent. The World Health Organization (W.H.O.,) has suggested that the resurgence of Polio is a threat to other countries. Vaccines have been created to fight off many diseases. Polio is just one of the diseases which can be prevented by immunization.
If infected children are not immunized, they could spread disease to other young children, who cannot be vaccinated. The cases for several infectious disease have dramatically decline in the United States. However, numerous disease are still common in other countries and are brought to the United States by international travelers. As a result, there should be a national law for mandatory vaccinations of
The question all parents have been chattering about, are vaccinations safe for their children? A vaccine is an injection of a killed or weakened infectious organism in order to prevent a disease. The injection works to stimulate the body's immune system so it can be recognized as foreign, then be destroyed, and "remembered" , so that the antibodies in the immune system can easily recognize and destroy any microorganisms that it later comes across. An antibody is a protein found in the blood. It is produced in response to foreign substances like viruses or bacteria, invading the body.