child vaccination

My feeling is that child vaccination is safe. Moreover, it presents one of the most beneficial developments that took place in the 20th century. Since the immune systems of children are not yet fully developed, I think vaccines provide them with the necessary protection from a vast range of immunizable diseases. Furthermore, it has been established that the stomach of children produces less acid compared to that of adults. As a result, it is easier for ingested viruses and bacteria to multiply quickly in their bodies, making them even more vulnerable. Through vaccination, illnesses such as diphtheria, whooping cough, polio, rubella and chicken pox are now preventable and as a result, the lives of many children have been saved. There have been rare cases of adverse reactions. Since it is found to be helpful, I will ensure that my children follow the vaccination schedule that is recommended. Moreover, the vaccination will be mandatory due to the requirement of the law. In certain parts of the world including Ohio, North Carolina, New York and Michigan, children that have not been vaccinated are usually suspended from public schools. For example, in 2011, 2000 children of grade 7-10 that had not been vaccinated against whooping cough in San Francisco were prevented from attending classes. Moreover, many pediatricians are reluctant to treat children that have not undergone the recommended vaccination schedule. child vaccination

Question 2

I have heard that certain vaccinations such as the one for measles, mumps and rubella, abbreviated as MMR have been suspected to cause autism. I read this claim from an article published by Lancet in February, 1998. According to its author, Mr. Andrew Wakefield, Rubella virus is associated with autism. Furthermore, the combined MMR vaccine is also been implicated. This claim made many parents and anti-vaccination groups refuse to vaccinate their own children. In 1999, however, the United States Public Health Service and American Academy for Pediatrics observed that there was no evidence or data to prove that following the existing immunization schedule was harmful to children. In conclusion, though other opponents assert that vaccines may trigger such problems like autism, this has not been proved scientifically.child vaccination