Culture(s) / Vaccines and pain perception

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In your country, in your culture, are vaccines obligatory? Which ones? Are you partly or fully reimbursed for these vaccines? Do you think that it isn't necessary to worry so much about one's health? Are you mindful of preventive medicine? Do you think that vaccines and pain medication, which are used frequently in some countries, are not useful or necessary to stay healthy?
In your country, in your culture, how is physical pain seen? Is there pain management? Do people think babies can be in pain?
The policy of disease prevention via vaccination varies according to the country. Switzerland and Canada do no require any vaccinations, but recommend the use of certain vaccines. When there is a legal obligation or recommendation, the patient is fully or partly reimbursed for the vaccination. Belgium requires vaccination against polio and France legally requires vaccination against diphtheria and tetanus as well. Vaccinating people at risk for the flu has prevented several deaths.
Pain perception greatly varies from one person to another and according to the culture. Western medicine has been concerned with pain relief in adults and its treatment since the end of the Second World War and pain relief in children since 1990.

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Culture(s): vaccines and pain perception

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