Defending Informed Consent to Vaccination in America
Vaccination is a medical intervention performed on a healthy person to theoretically prevent infectious disease that could harm that person or be communicated to someone else and cause harm. Many people experience infectious diseases, such as chicken pox and mumps, and do not develop complications that cause permanent health problems or death. Others do.
Unlike recovery from infectious diseases, which often provides lifelong immunity, vaccination does not give lifelong immunity. For some people, vaccination does not work at all and fails to provide even temporary immunity.