Article link #1: Vaccination of children- summary and conclusions
Article link #2: Measles vaccination article
Click the underlined links above to read the articles, and copy and paste the video address link into your web browser to watch 🙂
So over recent years there has been a lot of media chatter over vaccinations. People are starting to disagree about vaccinating children, which is starting to cause problems, like the re-occurrence of smallpox and measles. Someone at work the other day asked my opinion on the matter, and I personally think that vaccinations for things like measles, rubella and smallpox are necessary to keep these terrible diseases from affecting at-risk populations, like children. There is a reason why many of these diseases were considered eradicated, and that is due to childhood booster shot programs. I think the best thing to do, in any case, is to get educated about the subject. I am posting 2 articles just to give a taste of why vaccinations are important. I hope that it spurs readers on to hunt out more information and to not just blindly believe information heard from media sources. Also, I am posting a pretty great video I found on YouTube which sums up skewed-opinions about vaccinations perfectly, haha, great stuff. Thanks, enjoy, and be aware and eat with care 🙂
Article #1: Silfverdal, S, Nilsson, L, Blennow, M, Carlsson, R, Hanson, L, Lindberg, A, Lindquist, L, Magnusson, M, Norlund, A, Nyrén, O, Olcén, P, Olin, P, Säwe, J, Söderström, A, Trollfors, B, & Örtqvist, Å 2010, ‘Vaccination of children – summary and conclusions from a systematic review’, Acta Paediatrica (Oslo, Norway: 1992), 99, 9, pp. 1287-1289, MEDLINE Complete, EBSCOhost, viewed 2 May 2015.
Article #2: Bentley, J, Rouse, J, & Pinfield, J 2014, ‘Measles: pathology, management and public health issues’, Nursing Standard, 28, 38, pp. 51-58, CINAHL Plus with Full Text, EBSCOhost, viewed 2 May 2015.