Historic Problem Conversation
Is Vaccination Effective?
Description of the Problem
In today’s world, there are a number of advances in technology that range from the
invention of small farming tools and methods to more critical advancement in the health of
both humans and animals as recognized by the World Health Organization. More technology
has been incorporated in the vaccines given to children under the age of five years, where
most of them have been approved by the organization regulating health issues across the
world (Tolsma 313). The first methods of vaccination were documented in the Chinese text
of the earlier days, where people were told to breathe in the scabs of smallpox in order to
have immunity over smallpox. After, the scientists identified that a number of individuals
were inhaling the scabs, and these repeated inhalations could lead to the spread of flu and
other airborne diseases. As a result, they were forced to come up with ways that would ensure
people have immunity against smallpox and are protected from other diseases. To fulfil this
need, the scientists came up with vaccines that ensured that people have immunity against
deadly diseases such as polio, measles, polio, hepatitis, among others (Wombwell 599).
However, the issue of vaccination has been identified to bring a number of controversies as
they have been believed to introduce some elements in the body that may harm the user in
later days of their days. In this regard, modern medicine, as well as the governments, has
proved the effectiveness of these vaccines in disease prevention by introducing vaccination
programs and holding of campaigns that target vaccinating against dreadful diseases.
In recent times, the cases of measles have been on the rise in the United States while
the bacterial infection, whooping cough, has increased by 30%. The rise of these preventable
diseases has been identified as in recent years; people have developed beliefs that vaccines
may trigger autism, diabetes among other diseases in children that are immunized against
them (Clemmons et al. 373). As a result, individuals have refused to take up the vaccines to
prevent their children from receiving these important immunity boosters. Some of these
people who are denying their children the vaccine have religious and cultural backgrounds
that govern them against receiving the vaccine as they believe that modern medicine and
vaccines have the ability to cause other serious health problems than the one they might get if
no vaccine is given to them (Wombwell 600). Thus, the issue of misinformati...
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