Have questions about your child’s immunizations?
We probably have the answers.
Answers To Frequently Asked Questions About Immunizations
Not surprisingly, many parents have the same questions about immunizations and they want answers to reassure themselves that they are doing the right thing for their kids by getting them vaccinated and protected.
- Yes, vaccines are safe.
- No, vaccines are not associated with autism.
- Yes, vaccines are necessary.
- No, vaccines are not 100% effective, but they do work very well to protect us, including those folks who can’t be vaccinated.
- No, antifreeze is not an ingredient in any vaccine.
- Kids get 36 doses of 10 vaccines (HepB, DTaP, Hib, Prevnar, IPV, Rota, MMR, Varivax, HepA, Flu) before starting kindergarten, which protect them against 14 vaccine-preventable diseases.
- Yes, vaccines can have side effects, but they are usually mild. True vaccine injuries are very rare.
- No, there are no benefits to delaying or skipping any of your child’s vaccines.
- No, vaccines will not overload your baby’s immune system.
- Yes, your baby should get their hepatitis B shot.
- Yes, you can wait too long to get your kids vaccinated.
- No, shedding is not usually a problem after you get vaccinated.
- No, vaccines are not associated with SIDS or shaken baby syndrome.
- Immunity from most vaccines is long lasting.
- Herd immunity is real.
- No, there are no alternatives to getting vaccinated if you want to protect your kids from vaccine-preventable diseases.
- Yes, vaccines are well tested to make sure they are safe.
- VAERS reports are not confirmed to be true.
- No, your MTHFR test results don’t mean that your kids can’t be vaccinated.
- Vaccines that are recommend in pregnancy are tested and are safe.
- Yes, you should report vaccine reactions to VAERS.
- No, there aren’t 100 or more research papers supporting a link between vaccines and autism.
- Everything anti-vaccine folks tell you about tetanus is wrong.
- Pro-life parents do vaccinate their kids.
- No, you shouldn’t get your medical advice from celebrities.
Still have questions?
With so much misinformation out there scaring folks about vaccines, that’s not surprising.
Just keep in mind that every anti-vaccine talking point and myth they push has an easy answer, even as folks continue to move the goalposts in search of new arguments against vaccines.
Yesterday it was mercury. Today it’s aluminum. Tomorrow it will be something else, while they continue to use vaccine scare videos to make you think that vaccines aren’t safe.
Parents who do their research understand that the real threat to their kids isn’t vaccines, it is the anti-vaccine experts that continue to push propaganda about vaccines.
What to Know About Answers To Frequently Asked Questions About Immunizations
The most basic answers to your questions about vaccines are that while vaccines aren’t perfect, they are safe and necessary and they do work well to protect us from vaccine-preventable disease.
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