CourseProject Part 1: Identifying the Problem
Therising cases of unvaccinated children are becoming a major medicalissue in the US medical history. The numbers are rising each dayrapidly with new parents completely refraining from the practiceclaiming the adverse effects of vaccinating their children. TheUnited Sates` government, through the Health Department, is lookinginto ways of curbing malicious propaganda sold by extremists andindividuals serving their malicious contempt’s (Kisson, 2000).Moreover, the World Health Organizations warns that the growth ofsuch practices might not only lead to the vast spread of dangerousdiseases, but also the eruption of new diseases (Kisson, 2001). Theanalysis below looks at the aforementioned factor on the prescribedvariables meant to measure the extent and the growth pattern of theissue.
Thereare various reasons why parents around the world are refraining fromvaccinating their children, even after seeing the benefits of theprocess (Kisson, 2001). There are various reasons given by differentparents all leading to a series of research they conducted privatelyor in groups. For the analysis below, it is of fundamental importanceto develop research questions on the matter that guide any user ofthis information for later research. The questions are as follows:
1.What are the reasons why parents are reclining from vaccinating theirchildren?
2.In which regions are the cases of most unvaccinated children mostprevalent?
3.What has the local health authorities in the regions done to dealwith the issue?
4.How has the trend of unvaccinated children changed as compared toyears when all the children are vaccinated?
5. What is the outcome of the rise in the number of unvaccinatedchildren?
Therise of the number of unvaccinated children started in the greaterparts of Europe with a few cases of mothers relenting to take theirchildren for regular vaccination. The cases have widely spread sincethen with more mothers taking up the practice and preventing theirchildren from getting vaccinated (White, 2014). Furthermore, themajority of the parents had undergone previous vaccination processesagainst diseases such as tuberculosis and tetanus. The division onthe type of vaccine is not unanimous, with different parents vouchingagainst different vaccine programs (White, 2014). Other than in thepast where the greatest number of unvaccinated children in theunderdeveloped and the developing region across the world, thepopulation of a new group of individuals has come up (Kisson, 2000).
TheCenter for Disease Control in the United States has charged a greenalert for the practice citing the spread of common diseases and thereduced level of disease resistance amongst young children below theage of 8 in different states. The number of vaccinated childrenagainst Rubella dropped by 8% in Utah and 13% in Oregon. The behavioris highly persistent in Colorado where the number of new infectionson the vaccinated diseases has risen by 25% in the year 2016 ascompared to the previous year where the number of new infections wasas low as 27 per 10000 residents ((Kisson, 2001).
Inthe past years, the number of exemption based on religious andphilosophical views was about 5.6% (Kisson, 2000). The number hasrisen to 10 % over the past eleven months suggesting the number hasalmost doubled in such a short time. Moreover, the number of statesin the US accepting the vaccination of children based onphilosophical assumptions has risen to 30 states as of July 2016.
Theintervention process is pushed by the health administrators not onlyin the prescribed states, but also by the government officials in theregion. Moreover, the Center for Disease Control has appointedindividuals to attend different social functions in such regions(Christine & C.D.C, 2000). The officials have organized sessionswith the locals where they listen to their complaints on the issue ofvaccination and offer their professional opinions on the matter(Kisson, 2000). The local and the national press have taken up thematter and created awareness of the issue of an unvaccinatedgeneration. The national media has aired features on theeffectiveness of the vaccines and setting up of panels that discussthe issue at a greater audience (Kisson, 2001).
TheUS government has created awareness on autism and the causes of thedisease. The awareness campaign has gained more momentum especiallywith the support of the local churches and the local educationalinstitutions. The belief that the measles vaccine is a major cause ofautism has been eliminated after intensive research on the matter.Currently, there is no result that completely ascertains that themeasles vaccine has a strong relation with cases of autism inchildren.
Thecomparison made is over two dimensions. The first dimension looks atthe children with autism and the factors that cause the disease(Kisson, 2000). The second dimension looks at the cases ofunvaccinated children with autism in different districts. The numbersshow no congruence with selected cases of vaccinated children withautism resulting from different hormone concentration. In othercases, the disease is genetically inherited from a carrier geneparent to the affected child. Indubitably, the number of new diseaseinfection has fallen over the years with the eradication of diseasessuch as small pox over the years.
Theoutcome of the research on the effects of vaccination on younginfants proves to be more beneficial. In some cases, however, thereare traces of reaction with the vaccine. In such cases, the medicalpractitioners prescribe an exemption to the child, curbing the spreadof such frightful ideologies across the world. With the spread of thefear that vaccination has side effects, it is necessary that thegovernments and the health administrators make attempts of creatingawareness on the importance of vaccination (Kisson 2001).
Summingthe aforementioned details, the problem of more parents refusing tovaccinate their children is on the rise in different countries. TheUnited States is experiencing new rejecters each day due to the rapidspread of the false medial ideology. However, the medicalfraternities around the world are vested in challenging the falsebelief with amicable research that refutes the claims. On the otherhand, the trend is growing in the middle-class society parentssuccumbing to the pressure of the claims. Evidently, the number ofnew infections on the vaccinated diseases is rising rapidly in theselected communities (Kisson, 2001).
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