MANDATORY CHILDHOOD VACCINATIONS 3
Immunizationsin children are quite essential hence made mandatory to avertpossibilities of parents foregoing immunizing their little ones. Theyare vital in saving children’s lives from killer diseases that arepreventable. Resulting from their nontoxic and operative nature, theyare proficient in protecting forthcoming generations Jones et al.,(2008).
Thisessay looks at the immunization policy issues overview as well as theroles of nurses as change agents over the policy table. Governmentsare determinant factors in altering the immunization policies oftheir respective countries through public health programs, as thewell-being of the public health is their mandate. Governmentofficials are thus tasked with meeting up to overwhelmingly stringentmeasures of ensuring that administered vaccines are compatible andcause no harm to the kids. Policy issues call for the alteration ofvaccination especially based on school requirements that provide roomfor kids who skipped jabs to face then at schools Jones et al.,(2002). Policies are also issued on exceptional cases that areexempted from vaccination such as religious and cultural beliefs andpractices. Safety and insurance regulatory measures is also subjectto confirmation in policy issues regulations. States also overseegovernment and federal programs when issuing policies for altering onimmunization. According to Jones et al., (2008), immunizationregistries as well as legalization is also considered when issuingthe policies.
Nursesact as agents of change over the immunization change policies. Thisis because they directly handle the young ones while administeringthe immunization hence able to tell the immediate reactions. Duringthe change of policies, nurses provide an analysis of pre and postimmunization follow up. According to Young & Hayes (2002), thismakes them better placed to examine on the efficacy of any saidimmunization. They also provide a general overview of other factorssurrounding the immunization such as societal or individual beliefsand thoughts towards the jabs. This thus makes them influential incontributing towards the policies in the policy table.
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