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If you’re like most people, you’ve probably heard the controversy over getting your children vaccinated. This topic has been debated, and very convincingly, on both sides. It’s enough to make your head spin. Should I get my child vaccinated? What can happen if I don’t? Am I endangering my child? You want what’s best for your child, but it can be hard to know what’s what.

 

Why are people afraid of vaccines?

Originally, parents believed that the use of thimerosal as a preservative for some vaccines was linked to autism. But, even after thimerosal was removed, parents still continue to make accusations. Now, medical professionals are largely against this claim. Most vaccines worldwide have been switched to single vial, which uses no preservatives at all.

 

Why do medical professionals support vaccinations?

Why do physicians think you should choose to vaccinate your children? Why do they push for influenza vaccines? There are proven benefits in vaccinating, and medical professionals believe that vaccinating can save not only your children, but others. Why?

  • Vaccines protect the weak. Immunizing prevents children from getting deadly diseases, such as Polio, and spreading it to people with weaker immune systems including people with cancer, other immune attacking diseases, and pregnant women.
  • Vaccines prevent deadly disease. Diseases that have wiped out thousands in history –and could today– are prevented by vaccines.
  • Vaccines are thoroughly tested. Scientists and doctors review and test vaccines before making their decision to offer them. All decisions are in the best interest of the patient.
  • Vaccines protect the future. Vaccines protect future generations from developing diseases not prevented by those who chose not to vaccinate.

We understand your concern about whether or not to get your child vaccinated. In the end, you know what’s best for your child, and we hope this has helped you make an informed decision.

March 15th, 2016

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