Should you vaccinate your child? As a parent, you want to do what’s best for your children. But knowing what that is is the hard part. Unfortunately, all the online noise about vaccinations doesn’t make these decisions any easier.
Our team is here to help untangle the vaccinations debate for you. We’ll teach you everything you need to know to make an informed, responsible decision. However, any time you have more questions, feel free to give our office a call.
What Are Vaccines?
Before deciding whether you should vaccinate your child, it’s important to understand what vaccines are and how they work.
Vaccines, also known as immunizations, help teach the body how to fight deadly diseases while the body is at its strongest. Via injection, a small, inactive dose of the disease is released into the bloodstream.
The body then creates antibodies to fight the disease. These antibodies are saved in the immune system’s memory. If the body ever encounters the disease again, it already knows how to fight it, and your child won’t have to suffer with symptoms.
Through this process, your child is safeguarded from illnesses that have the potential to seriously damage the body.
Why Are Some People Against Vaccines?
Despite the fact that vaccines have effectively eradicated smallpox, some people believe they are harmful.
The main argument comes from the idea that vaccinations cause autism. This idea came from a study done in the early 90s. But since the findings were published, the person in charge of that study has had their license revoked and been prosecuted for misleading the public. Evidence suggests that he benefited financially from the fabricated results.
Second, in the last 30 years, dozens of studies have refuted any data that vaccines cause autism.
It’s simply not true. Vaccines are safe, and they make your children safer as well. Because of these immunizations, you won’t have to worry about your child contracting polio, whooping cough, diphtheria and many other potentially fatal diseases.
In fact, it’s estimated that over 10 million deaths are prevented every year by vaccines. Immunizations are heralded as one of the best health inventions to save lives in the 20th century.
Vaccinate Your Child Today
The sooner you schedule immunizations for your child, the better they will be protected. Vaccinating your child will also better protect their friends. Young children easily pass germs back and forth
Don’t let your child be exposed to these dangerous diseases. Instead, protect your child the best way you can — with immunizations.
Call our office today to schedule an immunizations appointment.