The Importance Of Imunizing Our Children

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Increasing Immunization Rates From Ages Birth to 19

Why should we immunize our children? I believe children should be immunized to in order to stop an outbreak of a preventable disease in a community. By doing so, I believe one could save a child 's life from these diseases that such as Measles, Mumps, Rubella(MMR), Pertussis and Diphtheria with just a simple vaccination. It is recommended that children be immunized from birth to the age of 19. After the age of 19 they, should continue to be immunized with vaccines such as Influenzae, Pneumococcal, Zoster, Varicella, Tdap, HPV(female), Measles, MMR, Hepititis A, Hepititis B and Meningococcal (CDC, 2015). Prior to vaccines, thousands of children died each year from diseases such
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Parents do not have their children vaccinated for reasons such as;known side effects, safety of the vaccine, religious beliefs, soceioeconomic status, lack of insurance, and also the lack of available transportation for parents to get their children to their well visits to receive their vaccinations. Parents also coorelate any illness the child may have to the vaccination instead of being sick in general. A hot topic today is that parents believe that vaccinations are linked to Autism in children. Autism is a a physical condition linked to abnormal biology and chemistry in the brain. The exact cause of these anomalies are unknown. This possibly runs in some families, and research reveals that a number of genes may be involved. Also, studies do not show any link between Autism and MMR vaccine, thimerosal, multiple vaccines given at once, fevers or seizures (American Academy of Pediatrics, …show more content…
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