In recent years parents and doctors have begun to argue whether vaccinations for children are a necessary part of a healthy society or if these immunizations are outdated in present day America. A recent outbreak across the United States has the debate about vaccines fueled. Many parents believe that they should have the freedom to choose whether or not their children should be vaccinated but many doctors and health officials are claiming this should not be a freedom anymore, disease is serious and people must be vaccinated. According to a study done by the CDC 90% of infant’s age 19 to 35 months have the seven recommended vaccinations (Immunizations). This still leaves another 10% of babies that do not get vaccinations. Dr. Gilberto Chavez of California is asking parents who chose not to vaccinate their children to stay away from Disney Land because of a recent measles outbreak there that started in January (Evans). According to CBS News, the outbreak is believed to be caused by unvaccinated children, and the measles virus is quickly spreading to other parts of the country as far away as New York according to an article by ABC News (Lupkin). People should vaccinate their children because if they do not the viruses are more likely to spread across the globe. The strand of virus that has broken out through the United States is originally from the Philippines, and was most likely brought to America by unvaccinated travelers (Lupkin). If citizens are not vaccinated they become easy targets for diseases, and as more people catch the disease it is more likely for a vaccinated person to become infected. Most medical officials call this method of vaccinating “protecting the herd” (Community). Doctors also advise American citizens to vaccinate their children because of the treatment cost of sickness. The CDC estimates that approximately $295 billion was saved in direct treatment costs from vaccines alone (Gholipour). This not only saves the citizens directly money but it also saves the United State government money. The government saves money when people get vaccinated because more people can work and do not need to receive their Social Security benefits until they pass the age requirements. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that the government saves nearly $1.28 trillion in costs because the rate of disability and early death related to vaccines are going down (Velez). The United States needs to have a healthy, working society in order to stay a power and productive nation and according to many doctors across the nation the key to success is to have citizens vaccinated. By contrast many parents do not agree with the recent push to have their children vaccinated. One reasons parents do not want their child to be vaccinated is the chance of an allergic reactions. According to the Centers for Disease Control 1 in 5 children have severe swelling of their arm or leg after receiving the Varicella vaccine, which is more commonly known as the vaccine for chickenpox. Although a swollen arm or leg is not life threating other vaccinations can have other serious adverse reactions. The Adenovirus vaccine leaves 1 in 100 people with blood in urine or stool and can even be as severe as causing pneumonia in children (Possible). These side effects from vaccines are believed to be from the amounts of unnatural ingredients in vaccines and inconclusive testing methods. The FDA and CDC have had to recall as many as half of the released vaccinations and drugs because of the unexpected reactions that happened in the public. Although the FDA requires a minimum of 10 years of testing spent on each new drug, there is still an incredible amount of faulty testing happening and although 10 years may seem like a long time to be testing a single drug. 10 years is only 14% of the average person’s life, and the vaccinations that are put into that person will affect them their whole lives. Scientists cannot tell someone what will happen to a child…
25 April 2012
A Breast Cancer Vaccine
Did you know that breast cancer is the second most common, and fatal, cancer in America? According to the National Cancer Institute website, breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women, and the second largest killer of women in the United States (Common Cancer Types). Breast cancer can be defined as, “cancer that forms in tissues of the breast, usually the ducts (tubes that carry milk to the nipple) and lobules (glands…
Running head: IMPORTANCE OF VACCINATION
The Importance of Vaccination
Texas A&M University
IMPORTANCE OF VACCINATION
Much research has been conducted regarding the importance of vaccination in children.
The studies identified how vaccines are known to be one of the most effective preventative
measure in the history of medicine (Prymula, 2013). Because of vaccinations, the spread of
diseases has been eradicated which is why diseases that were common many years ago…
Titles and Contents page
Page 1-Title and contents
Page 3-What is the MMR vaccine
Page 4-What is measles
Page 5-what is mumps
Page 6-What is rubella/What is autism
Page5-Advantages of vaccine/cases for the link between the MMR vaccine and autism
Page 6-Cases against the link between the MMR Vaccine and autism
What is the MMR vaccine?
“In 1988, the combined MMR vaccine was introduced to replace the…
of people have been successfully vaccinated and it proved to be effective (a good example would be that it helped eradicate smallpox, which once killed as many as one in seven children in Europe) but on the other hand, all vaccines have side effects and in the case of vaccine overload may overwhelm or weaken the child or adolescent’s immature immune system and lead to adverse effects.
Let’s look at the facts. There are millions of accounts that childhood immunizations are very effective and useful…
Reflection Paper 2
Governor Rick Perry decided to make a mandate on the vaccine for HPV. The vaccine was to be given to young girls starting at age 11-12. Michele Bachmann believed that this was very wrong. She argued that young girls should have the choice to take theses vaccinations, as the vaccine can lead to horrible side effects. Rick Perry, argued that he did everything out of the respect for life, and prolonging it. Michelle Bachmann believes he used his push for mandates on the vaccine as a way…
Health and Illness Review
1. Next Tuesday is the first exam
2. Review and exam preparation
Draw a picture that expalines how oxygen gets from the air outside to a cell on the inside of an insect
Solid barrier (exoskeleton), the air go through the hole on the insect and goes to a tube, it branches out into smaller tubes and spreads the O2 through out the body
Describe (not just list) 3 ways that the insect body NOT like your body?
The skeleton is on the outside vs ours is in the…
Autism: an Epidemic or Opinion
April 10, 2012
Outline for term paper
10 April, 2012
Autism: An Epidemic or Opinion
Thesis: As scientist work to discover the causes of autism, it is clear that there is a link between biological factors in combination with the preservative Thimersoal, as contributors to the over diagnosis of this disorder.
By: Michelle Sorg
Many of us may have never even heard of Shingles. I know that personally I had not until my mother had it when I was pregnant. Throughout this paper you will learn many things. What exactly Shingles is? , what causes Shingles? , the symptoms, how long it is contagious, how you are diagnosed, & what your treatment options are. There are a few other things I might just throw in there right along with it the information I am providing.
Believe it or not Shingles…
immune system to foreign particles in extremely
small amounts. This can be done orally or
through an injection, usually in the upper arm.
Once the body has detected the foreign particle
(antigen), then the third line of defence is
Figure 1: Primary and secondary immune
responses on initial exposure on initial exposure
to an antigen and a second exposure to the
Source: Chidrawi, Glenda, Margaret Robson,
and Stephanie Hollis. "A Search For A Better
Should the Vaccination for Smallpox be Available? |
The purpose of this paper is to discuss a definition of disease, information pertaining to a specific disease, and who the disease will primarily affect. We will then discover the contraction, symptoms, diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment for the Variola virus, which is commonly referred to as smallpox. We will then explain the discovery and the history of the disease as well as the creation of the vaccination for smallpox…