Immunizations and Your Child: The Lowdown on Vaccines
Vaccines and Your Baby
Immunizations are truly a marvel of the modern world. They have eliminated smallpox worldwide and polio from the western hemisphere. Other serious infections such as tetanus, measles, diphtheria, and invasive Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib) have been reduced by over 90 percent through immunization.
Despite these remarkable accomplishments, some parents still feel anxiety towards immunizations because of the small risk of side effects and adverse reactions. It is important to note that the benefits of vaccines far outweigh the risks for almost all children.
If you have concerns about vaccinating your child, be sure to speak with your child’s doctor. The information presented here can help you prepare for that important discussion.
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