Every year, about 85% of the world’s children get vaccinated. These vaccines are to keep you safe from diseases like Tuberculosis, Polio, Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis and Measles. On an average the vaccine saves about 2.5 million lives. The government and our healthcare system make certain that we are accessible to great care to keep us safe from diseases. Although vaccinations can be very helpful to our children’s immune systems, there are some people that oppose to them. It is believed that vaccinations are causing disease and disabilities.
What is a Vaccine? A vaccination injection is made up of a small amount of a germ or disease that is weak or dead. It prepares the immune system to get immune to the germ so that if the body ever meets the disease it will be able to fight it off. In the early 18th century over 200 years ago, the first experimental vaccination was tested on James Phipps. Edward Jenner took a small of cowpox and injected it into James. He became slightly ill but he recovered quickly. From the 1790’s to currently 2018 the community is still being protected from many illnesses because of Jenner experiment. Once the bacteria have been exposed to the body. It is believed that the vaccine has now immune the body to the disease, which will protect you if you ever encounter the disease again. That is the difference between a vaccinated and being immunized.
The government and medical scientist have thoroughly reviewed and tested these methods to be sure that vaccines are in place for our safety. Numbers for the death by diseases have decreased over the past 25 years by 19% according to the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). Some diseases have been exterminated such as smallpox, malaria and rubella due to vaccinations over time it has been wiped out. The CDC has and immunization schedule based on Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). This schedule is in place for the protection of infants when they are born, which is when they are most at risk.