In today’s era of development, the education, information about common health issues and knowledge is very accessible. People are aware and ready to understand the value of vaccination. In developed countries, the government has amplified and publicity of health issues, prevention of diseases and vaccination. In developed countries, the awareness has reached its pinnacle and people research about each vaccination and the diseases it prevents. They are pro-active in these regards.
In spite of so much publicity, there are a set of people who are ignorant or careless to vaccinate their child. The children of such people die by catching some grave disease. This is a tragedy and a failure of the system. Many people have these misconceptions about vaccination like, side reactions, allergic reactions or cultural beliefs and myths. Many conservative cultures and families don’t entertain the concept of vaccination at all. The system should evolve in way to reach out to these people to take the facts for greater good. There are some tribal people who live out of the reach of community to even provide the vaccination. When the task of mass communication and inoculation is at hand, the system also needs to be capable enough to suffice the needful.
Risks involved with vaccination
There is this other side of the coin, too. There are a number of cases where children die due to the vaccination itself. Now, this can have many causative factors behind it. It can happen due to negligence of the medics, the storage and cold-chain might be broken or dysfunctional, some errors with the expiry of the product, the method of the administration might be wrong, the child is severely allergic to some vaccination, etc. First, task is to find the true cause of these hazards, and apply the measures to prevent it from repeating in future. The standard operating procedure of vaccination should be up-to-date. The training of the staff should be good enough to avoid such mistakes. These measures can reduce these incidents. According to Kaaijk. P. (2014), people are so tired of too many vaccinations that they want alternative routes of administration the multiple vaccinations.
Would you get your own child vaccinated?
Yes, of course. There are no doubts that everyone should get their child vaccinated. These issues of adverse reactions are very rare, and can be justified by rationale. Any adverse event should not stop you to hamper your child’s only chance to be safe and immune for life from the danger most diseases.
There can be debate on the counter part of this argument too. But the facts remain the same that vaccination is absolutely necessary, scientific and in the interest of the public safety.
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