There are many different diseases that can be prevented by vaccines during childhood. Parents are putting their children in serious risk of harm by ignoring these vaccines, and that is child neglect. According to the Vaccine Resistance Movement website, as long our child have clean water, sanitation methods, and an organic diet, there will not be any childhood disease. While these issues certainly have an effect on disease, they are not the only cause for them. This group also claims that vaccines do not, and never will, prevent disease.
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.
This paper was the beginning of over a decade of parents who feared that vaccinating children would lead to autism. During this time some parents chose not to vaccinate and this is now affecting our public health. Not all children can be vaccinated. Some children have immune deficiencies, like cancer, which prevent them from getting vaccines. Other children are too young to be vaccinated.
The Anti-Vax Issue 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
The death rate from Measles, Chicken Pox and Pertussis was much higher prior to 1930, when immunizations were discovered and children were inoculated with the anti-virus shot. Due to the vaccinations for Polio, MMR, DTP and many other life-threatening diseases, the death rate has decreased. The past president of the Missouri chapter of the American Academy of Pediat- rics stated, “There is no doubt that immunizations represent the safest, most effective means of protecting people from serious, often life-threatening diseases, that have ever been devised” (Faddis). Many other doctors agree that vaccines are extremely safe and the best possible way to fight a... ... middle of paper ... ...tion shots “triggered” Autism in children. This article scared many parents into no longer vaccinating their children, which increased the outbreak of the communicable diseases again such as Measles, Chicken Pox and Pertussis.
After the appearance of the first smallpox vaccine in 1796, whether children should be vaccinated or not is a huge controversy. In today’s society, the controversy has been more centered on whether or not parents should be required to vaccinate their children. California is currently attempting to pass a bill that would require both public and private school students to get vaccinated unless they have a doctor’s note that opts them out of the vaccination. This controversy exists because of the opposing opinions of doctors and parents for religious beliefs and many other reasons. Given the severity of the different types of diseases vaccines can cure, the odds are in the patient’s favor.
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.
He was not old enough to get the vaccine to protect him against the disease. However, now that the child has had that experience, it made the parents firm believers in vaccination and protecting them against these terrible diseases. Another example of why vaccines saves lives is when a mother (Michele) of two twin boys William and Andrew contracted the Rotavirus and it nearly almost killed them. When the children were ten months old, “they came down with severe
This is a main connection to the decline in unvaccinated children. “Using the internet to find medical can be helpful, epically if used to generate questions you can put to your doctor’s instruction. It shouldn’t be used to at the exclusion of medical professional or to become your own medical practitioner” (vaccine your kids, paragraph10). If we’re starting to use the internet for medical information why do we need doctors? Well most people don’t have a degree to be a doctor, so we shouldn’t use the internet without a doctor who can verify that this information is true.
This genuine concern can go several directions. Some parents are convinced that the inventions of vaccines were made to prevent human-to-human transmitted diseases that can cause serious long-term health complications. While other parents believe that it is the vaccines that pose a greater risk to their child’s health. The truth is that the introduction of a vaccine has, in many cases, led to a very large decrease in the incidence of the targeted disease--such as the 96% decrease in the incidence of polio that occurred within 7 years of the introduction of the Salk and Sabin polio vaccines. Vaccines have changed our way of life, in many areas of the world.