Many health-based governmental and non-governmental agencies strive to ensure that public health is effectively and efficiently maintained (Dayer-Berenson, 2010). In this respect, immunizations become fundamental to…
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Awareness, support, and advocacy practices by nurses have gone over and above the mandated immunizations to encompass recommended immunizations (Cooper, Larson, & Katz, 2008). This process has impacted on leadership in nursing by revolutionizing the execution of health programs designed to improve health care and welfare of children and adults.
Over the years, nurses have worked and collaborated with local, state, and federal authorities and agencies in formulating and implementing disease control and prevention measures (Kyle, 2008). Needless to say, such measures have encompassed child immunizations. In the process, childhood through adulthood immunizations registry has been developed. This has subsequently made childhood immunizations a traceable and effectively and efficiently managed health issue.
In conclusion, the role played by the nursing fraternity in addressing child immunization as a health problem is fundamental. AAP (2006) argues that the role, contribution, and practice by nurses have resulted in a significant increase in immunization rates over time. Moreover, information completeness and accuracy have streamlined childhood immunizations even
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Childhood obesity is an increasing problem all over the world that affects an estimated seventeen percent of all children in the United States, which is three times the rate it was only a generation ago. Tessner and Hagen (2006, p.20) state that childhood obesity can have a harmful effect on the body of a child in various ways and it has been determined that these children are more likely to have high cholesterol and high blood pressure, which are risk factors for cardiovascular diseases.
According to the guidelines to parents from Centre of Disease Control and Prevention common diseases such as diphtheria, Hepatitis, Measles, Polio, Rubella, Tetanus, Flu etc are affecting a large population of children. Hence to avoid any situation which may cause these diseases in the children is to be tackled beforehand.
Vaccination was first developed by Edward Jenner, the first vaccine being against the deadly small pox, in the year 1796 (Ghaffar and Haqqi, Microbiology and Immunology On-line). It was he who coined the term 'vaccination'. The next vaccine was developed by Louis Pasteur against rabies in 1885, almost a century later.
After the birth breastfeeding allows the babies to continue receiving the antibodies through the breast milk but this protection is temporary and a baby requires higher level of immunisation to remain protected from different diseases. The childhood immunisation is the essential process that provides required protection to the babies against the diseases and creates resistance in their bodies to fight with the viruses of different diseases.
The term vaccination is used interchangeably with immunization. The issue of whether vaccinations are helpful or harmful is one that causes intense debate. It should however, be noted that vaccinations have eliminated the risk of over 16 major diseases in the past 20 years.
This figure essentially represents at least 1.5% of the US population while, in the Northwestern states, AI/ANs constitute approximately 3.7% of the entire population. Throughout the initial half of the 20th century,
Obese people are more vulnerable to diseases like heart complications, diabetes, certain cancer types and osteoarthritis. Obese conditions are mostly as a result of excessive food intakes accompanied with lack of physical activities which break down the excess
Childhood Vaccinations and Immunizations is a way through which parents keep their children safe from some diseases. When children are vaccinated against certain diseases, their bodies are given the ability to create more antibodies that help in fighting attacks by the disease that the children are vaccinated against.