Hello and good morning everyone. It may surprise youthat vaccinesprevent more than 2.5 million deaths each year. Also, there are existingvaccines that could stop rotavirus and pneumonia in which two conditions thatkill nearly 3 million children under the age of five every year. However, Istrongly believe that people should give vaccination to their kids.
There are three good reasons to support mystatement. It can save your child’slife, very safe and effective and it could protect other in your surrounding. Firstly, we only live once. With vaccine, it cansave your child’s life. According to UNICEF Malaysia in 2014 stated that eachyear, vaccination saves 2-3 million children from deadly childhooddiseases like measles, diarrhoea and pneumonia. The vaccine itself cangive full secure towards rare and harmful disease such as smallpox. Back thenaround 60 years ago, small pox was an infectious disease caused by variola.
Technologyand medical science field become more advance, your child can be protected against more disease than ever before. Someof disease that caused many kids injured or nearly death, have been remove andeliminated completely from growing in our society. Now let’s think about vaccine safe and effective inaction. According to Vaccines Vaccin by Ahmad in 2017, vaccinationis one of the most cost-effective strategies in reducing child mortality. Foryour information, not all vaccines are given as shots and somevaccines are given orally. Basically, different kind of disease need differenttechnique of vaccine. Therefore, vaccine has been tested for its effectiveness forevery single type of disease. For an example, polio virus is treat with oralpolio vaccine since 2 month baby.
In addition, vaccines will involve somediscomfort and may cause pain, redness, or tenderness at the site of injectionbut this is minimal compared to the pain, discomfort, and trauma of the diseasesthese vaccines prevent. Last but not least, a third reason to supportvaccination is it could protect other in your surrounding. According to DeputyHealth Minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya in The Star by 2016, he stress thatif parents choose to let their children grow up un-immunised, their inactioncould have far-reaching, damaging consequences for others in their family andcommunity Formerly, a group of community may spread disease to surroundingpeople easily due to lack of vaccine practises. Vaccines cause “herd immunity,”which means if the majority of people in a community have been vaccinatedagainst a disease, an unvaccinated person is less likely to get sick becauseothers are less likely to get sick and spread the disease. In closing, I hope I have shown you why vaccinationis the good practises in our community. So far, you will save your child’slife, vaccine are safe and effective and it can protect other in yoursurrounding.
I truly hope that one day in our county, we will live peacefullyin Malaysia. Thank you.