4310246544_To vaccinate or not to vaccinate

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Surname 1 Student’s name Instructor’s name Course Date To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate Vaccination is one of the most remarkable accomplishments in the history of public health. Vaccination programs that have been carried out worldwide have significantly reduced the morbidity and the mortality rates of different infectious diseases. In addition, immunization has played a vital role in the elimination of diseases such as poliomyelitis in the United States and smallpox worldwide. Also, evidence has shown that the advantages of vaccination outweigh the potential adverse effects caused by vaccination. For instance, there are those who question the efficacy, and safety of immunization ( Saint-Victor, Diane, and Saad 2) . According to them, vaccines can cause adverse effects to children since they contain harmful materials. This excerpt will aim at answering the question on whether vaccination should be advocated as a method of disease prevention or not. Due to the achievements that have been made by using vaccines, this excerpt will argue that that immunization is indispensable to the global eradication of different diseases and efforts to vaccinate people against these diseases should be supported. According to research vaccines have proved to be the best method of preventing diseases. This because unlike other methods, it does not need drastic and costly alterations in human behavior, sexual networks, or sanitation practices ( Dubé, Eve, et al. 1765) . Also, vaccines are the most efficient method of preventing diseases since they enable the human body to defend itself which is the most sustainable prevention technique in public health. Those who are against vaccination argue that it is unsafe and unnecessary for the growing population. They also argue
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Surname 2 that children today receive several vaccinations that may end up bringing harm to their bodies ( Dubé, Eve, et al. 1765) . In spite of all these, immunization of children against communicable diseases through the Expanded Programmed on Immunization (EPI), has proved to be the most cost effective and large impact technique that is used globally in reducing disease mortality and morbidity ( Saint-Victor, Diane, and Saad 2) . From all these, it is clear that arguments brought about by those who are against vaccination are unsubstantiated. Vaccination is also an indispensable technique in the global obliteration of various diseases. A good example of the diseases that have been eliminated by using vaccines is smallpox ( Chatterjee, Archana, and Catherine 499) . Initially, smallpox used to have adverse effects to several people; there were no effective methods of treating the disease. But after 150
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