Vaccination and its role in prevention of infectious diseases.
A vaccination refusal – a serious problem of public health


Authors: R. Prymula 1;  V. Bencko 2
Authors‘ workplace: FN Hradec Králové Ředitel: prof. MUDr. Roman Prymula, DrSc. 1;  Ústav hygieny a epidemiologie 1. LF UK a VFN, Praha Přednosta: doc. MUDr. Milan Tuček, CSc. 2
Published in: Prakt. Lék. 2014; 94(6): 259-262
Category: In diferent

Overview

Vaccination is one of the most important achievements in the field of prevention of infectious diseases, which in the 19th century were one of the most common causes of death in Europe, and still in the developing world are the major cause of mortality especially in child population. Vaccination is one of the few activities in the area of disease prevention fulfilling all the conditions required by contemporary medicine „based on evidence“ and his questioning is to some extent a fashion, but utterly undesirable phenomena of the postmodern society, emphasizing individual freedom in decision making without the necessary balance its duties and responsibilities, in terms of the principle of solidarity to the society in which he lives.

Keywords:
vaccination refusal – prevention of infections – solidarity principle – vaccination – public health


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