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The Truth Behind Vaccinations and Their Effects On Your Family

Updated on May 24, 2017

What Are Vaccines?

Before deciding on whether or not to vaccinate your family, first you need basic knowledge on what a vaccination is and how it works. A vaccine is an agent injected into the body that contains a weakened or killed version of whatever disease you want to prevent. This triggers the body's immune system to fight off the disease. Getting a vaccine in turn, helps the body to fight off stronger versions of the disease, which keeps you from getting sick!

Pros of Vaccinations

Vaccinations have many pros. Just a mere few of these include:

  • Vaccinations have been proven to save children's lives.
  • The ingredients featured in them are SAFE.
  • Reputable medical organizations support vaccinations such as the CDC, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Institute of Medicine (IOM), American Medical Association (AMA), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), UNICEF, US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), World Health Organization (WHO), Public Health Agency of Canada, Canadian Paediatric Society, National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID), and American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP),.
  • Vaccinations protect future generations by minimizing birth defects in children whose mothers were vaccinated.

Cons of Vaccinations

Over the years, parents have become more weary of vaccinations for their few cons.

  • Vaccinations are viewed as unnatural, as opposed to natural immunity which is usually developed by contracting diseases first hand.
  • One in one million children can have a serious allergic reaction to a vaccination
  • One in twenty thousand babies may suffer from a bowel blockage.
  • Some skeptics link vaccinations to autism and learning disabilities.

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