Vaccinations are very important but there are loads of myths attached to them which worries the parents about the risks and long-term side effects. But today we debunk all the myths and get you the facts right
Vaccines can also cause reactions and they might cause the disease they are supposed to protect from
No vaccine is 100 percent risk-free, and there are mere chances of side effects from it which nowhere means it is not safe for the child. One vaccine that we commonly think develops the actual disease is oral polio vaccine, as it contains live, weakened polio virus. But, vaccine-associated polio is rare, so, you do not need to fear before getting your child vaccinated.
Since many kids are vaccinated, it is not important for every child to get it!
Unvaccinated children and adults serve as a reservoir for infection, and this can be passed to other individuals as well. Pregnant woman and babies are at high risk in these.
Diseases like polio and diphtheria have been wiped out so there is no need of vaccines now
Just because no more people are getting a particular disease, thinking it would not return is not right. It has been seen that when vaccines rates drop, diseases rates rise. Therefore, keep your children vaccinated so that they do not face troubles later.
Natural remedies and a healthy diet can protect against any disease
Natural stimulants may help the child’s overall health, but they do not protect against a specific problem. For this protection, it is important to be vaccinated on time to prevent its attacks.
Chickenpox is a mild disease so my child needs no vaccine for it!
Chickenpox is responsible for one death every week, so thinking it to be a mild one can be hazardous. It can also reemerge in adults as shingles, which is extremely painful. Any vaccine cannot provide complete protection from shingles; its risk is reduced though.
Vaccines cause autism
Research provides evidence that autism develops in utero, well before a baby is born or receives vaccinations.
Infant immune systems can’t handle so many vaccines.
Based on the number of antibodies present in the blood, a baby would theoretically have the ability to respond to around 10,000 vaccines at one time.