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5 Reasons for Child Vaccination

from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services:


Immunizations can save your child’s life. Advances in medical sciences are a benefit to protecting against more disease than before. Immunization is effective in drowning out disease to a point of extinction or completely eliminating them. For example, Poli once being the most feared disease-causing death and paralysis across the country and due to the impact of immunization there are no reports in the United States (Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy).


Vaccination is effective for prevention. Before recommended vaccinations are listed they're reviewed by scientists, doctors, and healthcare professionals with the goal of disease-prevention and minimizing the possible effects of disease, especially for children and their immune systems.


Immunization protects other that you care about. To keep others safe, considering preventable vaccines can assist in the protection of those that are incapable of receiving the vaccination due to age or compromised immune systems. Being fully vaccinated not only protects those around you, but also protects your family while helping to minimize the spread of known diseases.


Immunizations can save your family time and money. When children become ill due to a vaccine-preventable disease they are unable to attend schools and childcare facilities, in turn effecting time at work and financial stressors have the potential of increasing for care givers. With vaccines children are less likely to contract the disease and therefore less likely to be unable to attend public facilities such as schools and childcare facilities and decrease the opportunity for financial distress.


Immunization protects future generations. Vaccinations have assisted in the reduction, if not elimination of diseases that have been a cause of death or had severely debilitating effects in past generations. Smallpox being of those and since a vaccination was created, has been eradicated worldwide (Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy).


Citation: Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy (OIDP). (2022, May 6). Five important reasons to vaccinate your child. HHS.gov. Retrieved July 15, 2022, from https://www.hhs.gov/immunization/get-vaccinated/for-parents/five-reasons/index.html