How Safe Are Vaccines?
It is possible for certain vaccines to have side-effects in some people. However, the chances of it happening are extremely slim, and the benefits of being vaccinated outweigh any of the possible risks.
Some people mistakenly believe that vaccines cause autism, but in reality, we do not even know the cause of autism. Plus, autism has been found to start in the womb, so it is impossible for vaccines to cause autism.
Additionally, vaccines should only be given by doctors and should be following a vaccination schedule. This helps make sure that the person being vaccinated will not experience any harmful side effects from the vaccine.
Vaccines Also Benefit Those Who Are Not Yet Vaccinated
Not everyone can get vaccinated. People who have immune problems and newborn babies, in particular, cannot be vaccinated. This is where the concept of herd immunity comes in.
Herd immunity happens when a large amount of the population is immune to a certain type of disease. Since most people are immune, they also will not pass the virus to those who have not yet been vaccinated, essentially “passing on” their immunity to others.
This is very important in babies, whose immune systems are not yet well-developed, and for people with serious illnesses who cannot be vaccinated.
People with HIV or AIDS also greatly benefit from herd immunity since they themselves cannot be vaccinated against certain diseases.
This is why it is important to get complete vaccinations to not just protect yourself, but others as well.
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