Inoculation and Common Concerns
Inoculation is vaccination or immunization. Most of us have gotten a flu shot at some point in our lives, but do we really understand what is happening? There has been a lot of debate in recent years over the effects of immunization. To understand the outcomes of inoculation, one must first understand the process by which it occurs.
What is inoculation?
Inoculation is the process through which a minuscule amount of disease causing agents (germs) are injected into the bloodstream. Through the introduction of these germs, the body is able to create antibodies. These antibodies are able to understand the DNA coding of the germs and prepare the body to fight them on a much larger scale (source).
How did this even get approved?
The process of a vaccination getting approved is extensive and trustworthy. The following was the process Meningitis B Vaccines have undergone in Europe to be recognized as a legitimate vehicle for immunization. The process of approval relies on trustworthy data and statistics throughout the entire vaccination process.
- Recommendation to the Department of Health (DoH)
- Accepted recommendation
- Case sent to Treasury for approval
- May take multiple tries
- Advertisements released to gain support by providers
- Submissions, including price negotiations, are evaluated by the DoH
- Provider selected
- Announced, contract signed, launch date confirmed
- Insurance of an adequate supply of vaccines
- Health professionals trained and educated in how to administer the vaccine and possible side-effects.
- Information on the vaccine is produced and distributed
- Delivery logistics solidified
I’ll just end up getting sick!
A germ is a microorganism that has the ability to cause disease; it is not the disease itself. It has the potential, under the perfect conditions, to develop into a disease, but on the scale it is being administered into the body through vaccinations, it has a limited potential of infection. The body will be able to understand the germ even in its limited concentration, and learn to protect against the germ when it is recognized again. If vaccines are available, take them! People who are not vaccinated will spread diseases and help them mutate, thus rendering current vaccines useless.
At this point in history we have the greatest understanding of how our world and our bodies operate. We have the ability to fight diseases that kill millions of people, but our own distrust keeps us from supporting further scientific expansion. We have the potential to cure diseases that have been labeled incurable by every generation before us. Inoculation is one of the greatest tools we have to save our generation and all future generations, if only we place our trust in it.