8 reasons why some parents avoid vaccination (and why they’re not true)

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There's absolutely no reason for your child to not get a vaccination!

Vaccines are one of the most important developments in human civilization. Vaccines have prevented countless diseases and has saved generations of people from debilitating illnesses. In spite of these facts however, some parents still choose not to vaccinate their kids. If you’re still on the fence about getting your child vaccinated, this list should help you make up your mind.

1. Vaccines will overwhelm my baby’s immune system

While it’s true that kids today get more shots than kids back in the day, that simply means that they’re protected against more diseases. So don’t worry about the number of shots that your kid takes, it’s all to make sure that they’re immune to more diseases.

2. My child’s immune system isn’t developed, so it’s better to delay some vaccines

There’s actually no proof that says delayed vaccinations are. A lot of doctors agree that when it comes to vaccines, the sooner your child gets them, the better.

3. Vaccines contain toxins like mercury and antifreeze

While it’s true that some vaccines contain trace amounts of chemicals such as aluminum salts, formaldehyde, and ethylmercury (which doesn’t accumulate in your body), the amounts contained in vaccines are so small than what we’re exposed to on a daily basis. So don’t believe in the myths that vaccines are toxic, they’re actually very safe.

4. Vaccines don’t work anyway; which is why we always have to take flu vaccines every year

The reason why some vaccines such as flu vaccines, have to be taken yearly is because viruses such as the flu have different strains that a single type of vaccine won’t work on. Vaccines aren’t a miracle cure, but it can significantly reduce cases of disease and it also saves lives.

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