We are so divided when it comes to vaccinating our children. Here are some QUICK FACTS as to the importance in vaccinating our young:
- They prevent diseases – statistically, the chances of getting diseases is low, but there is a risk. Protection’s motto is ‘better safe than sorry’. Think about it like wearing a seatbelt, even if you don’t think there will be an accident.
- Strengthen immune systems – a young child’s immune system isn’t fully developed. Vaccines fill that gap and work with the body’s natural defenses. They help your child’s immune system recognize and learn to fight serious disease.
- Vaccine ingredients play a role in effectiveness – make sure you’re looking up credible sources. Many sites claim ingredients are harmful without the proper facts.
- Vaccines are safe – they are approved by the FDA, CDC, NIH, and other federal agencies. This regulation ensures that the vaccine is safe and effective.
- Mild side effects are not cause for alarm – all medicines have the potential for side effects that will go away in a few days. If you have concerns, talk to your doctor.
- Prevention is superior to reaction – not only will you save time and money, your child will be healthy and safe. Protect now to ensure a better life for your child.
Vaccines can prevent infections diseases that once killed or harmed many infants, children, and adults. Without vaccines, your child is at risk for getting seriously ill and suffering pain, disability and even death from disease like measles and whooping cough.
Here is the CDC’s schedule of vaccinations if you’re curious about when your child should be vaccinated.