Invention and organization
INVENTION AND ORGANIZATION 4
Inspite of the increased efforts to sensitize people on the importanceof vaccinating children against diseases such as polio by the WorldHealth Organization (WHO) and other health agencies. Some religiousgroups and individuals have emerged with strong oppositions towardsvaccination initiatives (Mohammad & Burkhart 2014). This paper,therefore, entails an argument on whether parents should or shouldnot vaccinate their children against diseases.
ChildrenVaccination has significantly contributed to the reduction in thenumber of children dying from epidemic diseases such as polio,whooping cough, and many others this is because vaccines induce animmunity that protects the body against pathogens attack (Mohammad &Burkhart, 2014). On the other hand, the opponents have argued thatvaccines are less effective as some people are more susceptible tothe diseases than others. For example, a child is more prone tosuffering from hepatitis if his mother used intravenous drugs duringpregnancy.
Theadministration of vaccines is more efficient as a child is onlyvaccinated once, and the protection remains for his entire lifetime.On the other hand, the opponents of vaccination also argue thatnaturally induced immunity is more effective than that due tovaccination. For example, a person who has acquired a disease such aschickenpox will develop an antibody that will vigorously protect himfor the rest of his life.
Mostof the health practitioners believe that vaccines are more effectivein offering permanent protection to individuals, however theopponents of vaccines have argued that vaccines are only 90- 95%effective and therefore telling parents that vaccines can give 100%protection to their kids give them a false hope.
Inmy opinion, I strongly support that parents should vaccinate theirchildren to help in boosting their immunity against diseases. It isbecause over the years vaccinations have proven to be more efficientin boosting body immunity and hence leading to a reduction in thenumber of deaths. The vaccines are also effective as they areadministered once to a person and protects one in his entirelifetime.
Mohammad,T. F., & Burkhart, C. G. (2014). The importance of vaccinationagainst HPV. Open Dermatology Journal, 8, 1-3.
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