The Benefits Of Influenza Vaccination

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Influenza vaccinations eliminate preventable infections. This paper will explore flu vaccine from various points of view such as the following; naming 1) the effectiveness; 2) Vaccine for health care providers; 3) Pandemic preparedness for public and health care providers; 4) Little to no protection. Various articles contemplate between vaccinations, whether they are beneficial for health and well-being; or for the benefit of health services. Vaccination are not only a benefit through protecting the public
Vaccinations do not only provide benefit, but can also have an effectiveness against the strain through protection. Considering the effectiveness “influenza is difficult to forecast, as it can change as it spreads” (Robinson, M., 2014) therefore,
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“Medical professionals to practice in manner that both (1) promotes the patients well-being and (2) does not harm the patient’s well-being” (Cortes-Penfield, N., 2014, p. 2060). Therefore, for the clients best interests you then reduce the risk of harm and thus proceed with the influenza vaccination; you eliminate the potential barriers the patient faces (non-maleficence, Beneficence). Health care providers receiving a vaccination are then providing protection for their own health and well-being, the public as well through eliminating the transference of the strain. “Priorities for influenza vaccine based on their increased risk due to clinical exposure and their potential role as vectors of diseases” (Rothstein, A. M., 2010, p. 412). Nurse and other health care providers chose vaccinations for providing secure and effective care, (Providing safe, competent, compassionate and ethical care) but others consider that vaccination are not needed for their health profession. However, nurses assess vaccinations from through beliefs or because of cultural indifferences and personal allergies; potential health affects towards themselves rather than others (Promoting and respecting informed decision making). Therefore, by not proceeding with a vaccination you know it is for your best interest and obligation to do go for patients, rather …show more content…
“Alberta is recording more flu deaths than normal this season, and this year’s vaccine offered “little to no protection” against the influenza strain circulating in Alberta” (Sands, A. 2015). Considering the changes from the influenza, the public’s decision will become more debatable on whether to receive a vaccine (Promoting and respecting informed decisions). “The vaccine is not effective against the influenza” (Sands, A. 2015). Due to multiple strains and data collection health services will then develop an effective immunity towards your health and well-being. “Vaccine still protects against additional strains” (Sands, A. 2015). When receiving a vaccine, you do not know how successful the strain would be for the particular year. “Flu shot this year may have cut in half their risk of getting sick” (Branswell, H. 2013). Receiving an influenza shot does not have any harm towards your health, but building immunity towards other strains (Non-maleficence). “The vaccine appears to be offering better protection” (Branswell. H. 2013). The importance of assessing and maintaining how the influenza vaccine (Providing safe, compassionate, competent and ethical

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