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Describe what life span considerations you might use in applying the nursing process to infants, school-age children,

younger adults, and older adults in relation to immunizations and wellness

Dear all,
Immunizations are based on the principle that it is better to prevent a person from contracting a disease than it is to have
to treat it after a said person becomes ill. Thanks to immunization, some serious illnesses that were once relatively
common all over the world including measles, whooping cough, mumps, polio, rubella, tetanus, and rotavirus are now
preventable with vaccine shots. Vaccines have managed to save millions of lives for several decades by preventing
countless cases of diseases. Vaccines contain the very same antigens as the disease but have been weakened or are
dead, so they are unable to create the disease itself. These antigens are still sufficiently powerful and cause the body to
develop the antibodies required fighting off the antigen. In essence, these vaccines are more effective and productive to
ensure children develop the necessary antibodies instead of becoming sick with a disease. The vaccination requirements
vary from state to state, but most states require children age four or older and who are entering kindergarten, pre-
kindergarten, or daycare have proof that they have received a booster dose of the following: Poliovirus vaccine (IPV), Two
doses of Measles, Mumps, Rubella vaccine (MMR), Three doses of Hepatitis vaccine (HBV), Two doses of Varicella
(chicken pox) vaccine, A booster dose of Diphtheria, Tetanus (lockjaw), Acellular, and Pertussis vaccine (DtaP). Also,
children who are 11 or older and are entering the sixth grade must have proof they have received all of the age-
appropriate immunizations listed above, and at this age, children also need proof of receiving the meningococcal
(meningitis) vaccine and the Tetanus Diphtheria Acellular Pertussis vaccine (Tdap). Although the importance of vaccines
to everyone in every state except West Virginia and Mississippi, parents may have a child exempted from required
immunizations if immunization is contrary to his/her religious beliefs. Now, I have seen a lot of parents who refuse to give
their kids any vaccine. They are claiming that they are protecting their kids more than if kids get the vaccine, and because
we are respecting the other freedom as a healthcare facility we agree, but we are asking them to sign a form that they will
be responsible for the risk.
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