Vaccinations vital for your child’s health

Vaccinations vital for your child's health

Victoria Daniel, Opinion Editor

Vaccinating your children is an important and a necessary practice.Vaccines provide an immediate benefit of immunity as well as long term and immunity against disease. Vaccines are said to have saved at least 10 million people from illnesses from 2010-2015, according to who.int.com.

Vaccinating your child not only protects them, but further protects their community. When a large quantity of people are vaccinated it is difficult for diseases to spread.Vaccinating your child at a young age protects them from measles, chicken pox, pneumococcal, and more, according to historyofvaccines.org. Not only this but, vaccines help protect people who may have had vaccines, but do not receive the full effects.  

When you do not vaccinate your child, you risk the possibility of your child infecting younger children, such as babies who are not old enough to receive vaccinations according to immuze.org. Along with this, your child could also be taken out of school; this can restrain them from their education. 

Not vaccinating your child is a risk no parent should take when considering the long term and fatal possibilities it can have. Vaccinations can save your child as well as another child’s life. Children are exposed to many germs throughout their day to day lives, by vaccinating them you can help eliminate the concern of diseases being spread.