Justin Nistico of Arnot Health is a professional in the field of infectious diseases. Dr. Nistico dropped by 18 News to shed some light on the controversial hot topics that is measles and vaccinations. A vaccination is the administration of a vaccine to help the immune system develop protection from a disease. Vaccines contain a microorganism or virus in a weakened or killed state, or proteins or toxins from the organism.
The problem lately is that not all parents are deciding to use this form of health and immune system protection on their children. “My professional medical opinion is that all children of all ages from the very old to the very young should be vaccinated” says Dr. Nistico. Vaccines are put in place to protect the public against the spreading of infectious disease but only work when enough members of the public actually have the vaccination.