The importance of immunization in this country is becoming a more commonly asked about subject as the media paints the picture of an overly healthy country. There has been a flaunting of the strength of vaccines by the media and thanks to this flaunting most of the populace has developed false impressions about immunization.
They hold immunization responsible for eradicating some diseases making people think it is safe to not need to take immunization treatments, but at the same time the media makes a huge note to people to make sure to vaccinate their kids, themselves, and the elderly.
Down but not out
Despite how the media is portraying immunization as having already beat back disease, it is still very important for people to regularly obtain it immunizations or risk the chance of catching something nasty. This is because many of the diseases that immunizations are created for have become extremely rare in our country. While the rarity is due to the strength of, and regular injection of, immunizations it is important to note that many diseases are still lingering: They have simply became scarce.
Keeping disease suppressed until beaten
The simple fact of the matter about why it is stressed for people to continue getting immunizations is it keeps the spread of disease at bay. A lot of the more serious diseases have seen a fall off of episodes as more and more people became immune, but beating back disease to the point we have is not enough.
Although there are only a handful of cases surrounding the more serious diseases each year, if people were to start to ignore immunizations these diseases would be guaranteed to spread right back out into the populace. Regular immunization is the only way to keep a disease at bay until it is entirely eliminated from the populace. Only after eliminating a disease is it safe to even consider not taking immunizations against it.
Immunization protects our future
Taking the time to make immunization a strong suggestion to the public serves a purpose greater than what many think. It is vital for people to remain in the habit of regular immunization in an effort to protect not only themselves, but the generations that follow them as well. Taking the time to immunize now to stomp out disease will pave a future that sees certain diseases eradicated, meaning the following generations will be able to live freely without having to worry about an immunization for that disease.
The concept of eradicating a disease to the status of not having to fear it has already been done with the smallpox disease. There is no need to take a smallpox shot now simply because the disease is has been smothered to a level of insignificance by the majority of the populace being immune. This model can be followed with many of the other common diseases people inoculate against, such as polio and meningitis. Continued immunization is absolutely necessary to stomp out these diseases and to lead a healthy life without fearing them.