Benefits Of Influenza Vaccination

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…
M. 2012, p. 589). By informing and educating the public of the potential affects and benefits of the strain, this will allow for an increased number of vaccinations given. Properly updating the public on influenza, allows for trust to build within the health care system to provide fairness on the decision they chose (Promoting justice). But can also give pressure the public on the decision that they are making whether to receive a vaccine or not. “The ethical challenges are not confined to the interest of citizens who become infected. The question of the expression and limits of the ethical duty to treat on the part of health care workers face with risks of serious illness or death” (Bennett, B., Carney, T, 2010, p. 110). As a result, not all infected persons will be cared for, due to unvaccinated nurses. Therefore, only nurses that are vaccinated will be immune to the influenza because you know they are not at risk of transmitting and developing the strain (providing safe, competent, compassionate, and ethical

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