Vaccine-preventable diseases have almost disappeared. Why should they be vaccinated?

Do you think [vaccines are useless]? Because it’s protecting us

I believe some mothers will think like this:

Children get so many vaccines, what poliomyelitis, measles, rubella and so on, so many diseases, have never heard of, have never seen. Is this disease really there? I think those children who have problems with vaccines in < < vaccine wounds > > are really pitiful!

Then let’s take a look at why we have hardly heard or seen so many diseases involved in vaccines.

Achieved [polio-free] goal

In the early 1960s, the number of poliomyelitis cases reported in China was about 20,000 ~ 43,000 per year. After the implementation of planned immunization, the number of poliomyelitis cases decreased year by year. In 2000, the goal of poliomyelitis-free had been achieved.

Controlled measles

In 1959, there was a nationwide measles pandemic, with about 9.5 million cases and 3 deaths per 100 measles cases. However, since the widespread use of vaccines in 1965, the epidemic intensity of measles has been greatly weakened, and the incidence rate of measles has been kept at a relatively low level in recent years.

Boycott of vaccines has led to many tragedies,

Since these diseases have almost disappeared, why vaccinate?

Let’s look at another incident that happened in Nigeria. In August 2003, In Nigeria, some people have made groundless claims that [polio vaccination is unsafe and will lead to infertility of children as adults]. As a result, many people have joined the tide of vaccine resistance, which eventually led to the suspension of polio vaccination in the two northern states and the sharp decline in polio vaccination rates in other states.

As a result of this incident, The outbreak of polio in northern Nigeria, Tens of thousands of children have been paralyzed. At the same time, this has also led to the spread of polio to 19 other countries that have no polio cases. Many children have to face the tragedy of permanent disability. Similar examples have also occurred in Japan, Britain and other countries. The consequences have resulted in immunization gaps and outbreaks of corresponding infectious diseases.

This is the case with many infectious diseases prevented by vaccines. They may be under control today. If we relax our vigilance, we may come back one day.

As an umbrella for children, vaccines do not feel precious when we have them, and we will regret losing them.

Vaccination does have adverse reactions, but one cannot stop eating because of choking.

When the media all focus on [plane crash], under the exposure of a large number of media, we can easily come to the conclusion that [flying is not safe, planes crash every day], and then this is not the case. There are not no cases of suffocation death caused by eating, but the harm of not eating will certainly be even greater.

For these small probability events, do we have to [stop eating because of choking]? I don’t think anyone will say [yes].

After vaccination, there will indeed be serious adverse reactions, such as anaphylactic shock, limb paralysis, etc. However, the risk of serious adverse reactions is far less than the risk of infectious disease transmission caused by non-vaccination.

It is more meaningful to understand vaccination taboos than to blindly resist them.

At present, there are contraindications to any vaccine except rabies vaccine. Vaccination is usually not recommended when children have the following conditions.

Acute disease

If parents find that their children are having a fever, especially if the fever is above 37.6 ℃, or there are other obvious disease symptoms at the same time, they should postpone the vaccination, which can be postponed after the children recover. In addition, if the children are in the onset or recovery period of some acute diseases, or in the acute attack period of some chronic diseases, the vaccination should be postponed.

Allergic constitution

The so-called allergic constitution refers to the child’s repeated contact with certain substances, prone to allergic reactions, of which allergic rash is the most common. Individual children may have allergic constitution, after vaccination, occasionally cause allergic reactions to cause adverse reactions. If it is found that allergic reactions have occurred after vaccination in the past, vaccination should be stopped.

Immune insufficiency

It is generally believed that children’s immune insufficiency is not only worse than that of healthy people, but also easy to cause adverse reactions, especially when vaccinated with live vaccines. Serious immune insufficiency includes: immune deficiency, such as absence/hypogammaglobulinemia; Leukemia; Lymphoma; Malignant tumors, etc. If children are prone to repeated bacterial or viral infection and often suffer from fever, rash, lymph node enlargement and other symptoms after infection, the possibility of immune insufficiency should be suspected, and care should be taken when vaccinating.

Neurological Diseases

For babies with neurological diseases, vaccination with certain vaccines has certain risks. For children known to have neurological diseases, such as epilepsy, hysteria, encephalitis sequelae, convulsions or convulsions, etc., vaccination should be carefully carried out under the guidance of doctors.