The vaccine for children and children over the past 20 years will prevent 322 million illnesses and 732,000 deaths during their lifetime, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported in 2014.
The vaccine will also reduce more than $ 1.3 trillion in social costs during that time, according to the CDC.
You would think it would make sense to listen to decades of proven medical research showing how effective vaccines are. But somehow it became a trend to examine their safety and necessity.
It is important that we communicate with our doctors in order to avoid misinformation and get vaccines in order to take advantage of monumental medicine and keep ourselves and other healthy ones. The lack of education and conspiracy theory from "anti-vakkers" return us for about 200 years, and people are confusing the fact with fiction.
These beliefs are also deadly – during the flu season 2017-18, CDC reported a record 172 deaths accidentally associated with influenza in children. About 80 percent of those who died were not vaccinated for that season.
In September of this year, Clinic Maio wrote that this year's shield of the flu will protect from three to four influenza viruses that circulate the flu season 2018-19.
One of the common misconceptions against the vaccine is that natural immunity is better than the vaccine-acquired immunity. But the risks of natural infections are higher than the risk of immunization for all recommended vaccines, according to the Philadelphia Physicians College.
If you want to become a natural immune to illness, this can only happen if you experience and survive the disease, according to the US Department of Health and Human Services. This increases the risk of infecting others. But with a vaccine, you get a relatively harmless version of the disease and you do not risk infecting others. This trains your body to fight real illness when it comes.
For example, the number of smallpox cases each year in the United States ranged from 300,000 to 800,000 from 1950 to 63, according to the physician college in Philadelphia. The smallpox vaccine was granted a license in 1963, and the number of annual cases dropped to 22,000 by 1968.
Although very few children have been affected after the vaccine, the trend against vaccination is fueled by parents who believe that the vaccine is the cause of some unrelated health problem that their child has after immunization, said Stefan Keller, University of Society and Behavioralist Temple University professor. And it is important to know that serious adverse effects of the vaccine are actually very rare, according to the Institute of Medicine.
"[A child is] she was diagnosed at the same time as the child was consistently vaccinated, but this is just a coincidence, and vaccines are not the cause of the disease, "Keller said.
It's easy to point to your doctor's fingers and the vaccines they administer, but if you're not a medical expert, you can not be sure what causes the disease.
Keller added that false publications also contribute to misconceptions about vaccines. He pointed to a study in 1998 that falsely associates vaccines and autism.
"People believed it only because they were published in a high-quality medical journal," Keller said. "They have created conspiracy theories that pharmaceutical companies are trying to make money behind it."
Ten of the 12 co-authors of the study quickly retrieved their data, and the original publisher completely withdrew the study in 2010.
Keller said that he does not know any field experts who believe that they should not be vaccinated.
The vaccines helped the medical community to reach milestones and save hundreds of millions of lives. Without proper education, irrational fears can be found on the road to security for everyone.