Vaccines have been subject to disputes in every country’s health organizations.
And for a reason. While vaccination prevents dangerous and world spread diseases, they can still harm you or your family, by lacking good knowledge about side effects and other risks. Having a vaccination is still a personal decision or a decision of the parent. We will try briefly to mark the borders of advantages and disadvantages of vaccinations of modern vaccines. Being aware of vaccines risks and advantages is the key to getting an informed decision.
Benefits of Vaccines
Protect your life
Being citizens of a new century does not automatically save us from dangerous illnesses. Immunizations are part of the national health schedule of almost every country. Vaccines can protect your child from a fatal illness, such as smallpox, tetanus, polio, tuberculosis and yellow fever. All of these diseases have been banished or almost erased from our lives.
Prevents spreading disease
Immunization is still the best method to limit distribution of fatal illnesses. Humankind has forgotten the dark years of deadly epidemics. Diphtheria, influenza, rabies and even measles, once a terrifying disease, today are mostly single events. People who travel a lot internationally should be extra careful about their health and might consider getting a vaccine.
Protects family and community
One of the real and biggest advantages of vaccines is the fact an immunized person will not spread bacteria to his family or community. This way we can protect little babies, the elder, pregnant women or just a people with weak immune system.
Deals with weak immune system
Babies and little children have a weak immune system, than adults. Vaccination is recommended by Gp doctors for infants up to 2 years old. The unmedical explanation of how a vaccine works is: the vaccine gives a push to baby’s immune system, which is not activated with its birth.
Getting a vaccine in the common cold and flu seasons can save as well an adult organism from getting ill and spread the flu even more, but this is not exactly true. Have you ever notice that people get sick after had a flu shot?
All vaccines have side effects, and you must be aware of that. Some bodies are more delicate and react strongly to the weakened virus, injected into the body. You can develop an allergy, muscle pain, headache, swelling, shivering or even mild fever.
In very rare cases the vaccine might infect the patient with the virus and cause greater illness.
Too many vaccines at young age
Many parents are concerned about letting their infant get too many vaccine shots at a very fragile age. Normally a baby might get more than 20 shots until it reaches two years and often even multiple vaccine shots at one time. Kids are more vulnerable to the side effects of the vaccines.
It ‘s hard for a parent to decide how many shots his child will get, especially when he’s under pressure of the health system and timing issues. Before taking this decision make sure you search for public medical information about advantages and disadvantages of vaccinations.
Individual sensitivity and reaction to vaccination, however still have holes to fill, in a matter of medical knowledge and awareness. The IOM in their report Adverse Effects of Vaccines: Evidence and Causality from 2012 note, not all negative effects on individuals have been studied.
Opponents of vaccination schedule claim vaccines can cause serious health problems, such as brain and immune system destruction. It remains unproven by both medical institutes, pharmaceutical companies, and opponents, whether immunization schedule causes permanent damages, mainly due to lack of public healthcare information and studies.
Rivals of vaccination highlight, that vaccine can cause autism, learning, communication or mental disorders, asthma, Tourette’s syndrome, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, epilepsy and other chronic diseases.
Vaccinating your child doesn’t mean your child will be harmed by the vaccine. Just before you bring your child to the doctor for the next shot do your own research, what is the type of vaccine and what’re the advantages and disadvantages of vaccinations.
What do you think are the vaccines good or bad?