Furthermore, please note that your baby’s immune system is stronger than you think. According to experts, even if you give multiple vaccines at once, the baby’s immunity will not be overwhelmed.
Delaying the bakuna due to the fear that babies can’t handle them increases the time by which your child is vulnerable to serious diseases.
Myth 2: Vaccines are unsafe. They might even cause autism and SIDS.
Hearing that your child may die or develop autism once they get vaccinated might scare you away from the idea of bakuna.
But, please remember: vaccines are safe. In fact, they are tested thoroughly, numerous times, over the course of many years, to ensure that they will not cause any harm. There may be vaccine reactions, like redness and swelling on the injection site and fever, but they are generally safe and side effects are temporary.
Scientists still do not know what causes autism and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Moreover, they see no link between these conditions and vaccines. The authorities even removed the study that initially linked MMR vaccine to autism from the record because of procedural errors.
Myth 3: Natural immunity is better than the protection offered by vaccines.
In some cases, natural immunity, which you obtain by actually getting the disease, could be stronger. However, seeing how things unfold after your child gets the disease is risky at best and fatal at worst.
You see, once your child gets measles, there’s a 1 in 500 chance that he or she will die due to the symptoms. In comparison, there’s only 1 in a million chance that a child is allergic to the MMR vaccine.
The bottom line is when it comes to vaccines, the importance of immunization outweighs the risks.