Vaccination opponents can provide a list of side effects and numerous argument against it. It is quite normal that parents want to protect their children and try to understand the subject in depth. Today, we want to offer you a brief list of specialists’ answers to the most urgent questions concerning vaccination.
1. Can there be adverse reactions?
Yes, the vaccine can cause side effects, but they pass very quickly, without consequences. Those can be:
- redness and/or swelling at the injection site;
- muscle and joint pain;
Among the rare serious side effects, there may be an allergic reaction called anaphylactic shock. If medical assistance is provided on time, serious consequences can be avoided.
2. Why are vaccinations given to very young children?
A lot of diseases can occur when the child is very young, and the complications may be even more serious. It is better to prevent all of them in advance.
3. Can vaccinations cause autism in children?
Recent studies haven’t confirmed the link between vaccination and autism. It is, however, worth noting that the offered facts proposed by the advocates of the theory were withdrawn.
4. Is it possible to choose what vaccinations to do?
It is better to do all vaccinations according to the schedule. Otherwise, the child may become vulnerable to serious diseases that could have been avoided.
5. If a vaccine is given, can a child get sick with what he/she was vaccinated against?
It is possible, but the disease will pass much easier and without complications.
The decision whether to vaccinate a child or not is only made by parents. They take full responsibility for the life and health of their child. However, before making this important step, it is still better to find out all the pros and cons, as well as consult a doctor.
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