A sample text widget

Etiam pulvinar consectetur dolor sed malesuada. Ut convallis euismod dolor nec pretium. Nunc ut tristique massa.

Nam sodales mi vitae dolor ullamcorper et vulputate enim accumsan. Morbi orci magna, tincidunt vitae molestie nec, molestie at mi. Nulla nulla lorem, suscipit in posuere in, interdum non magna.

What are the risks of Postponing or Avoiding Vaccinations in kids and children?

• Health officials are seeing alarming rises in preventable diseases.
• The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported hundreds of measles cases in 2011.
• Most of these occurred in people who were not immunized against measles.
• Some parents wonder why their kids need immunizations if many of the diseases they protect against are no longer commonly seen.
• But the fact is that infectious diseases that are rare or nonexistent here (because of immunization programs) are still huge problems in many parts of the world.
• It’s also important to understand the concept of “community immunity” (or “herd immunity”).
• This is when the majority of a population is immunized against a contagious disease.
• This will thus provide a little opportunity for an outbreak.
• A single person’s chance of catching a disease is low if everyone else is immunized.
• But each person who isn’t immunized gives a highly contagious disease one more chance to spread.
• People who can’t receive certain vaccines like as infants, pregnant women, and those with compromised immune systems are also protected when most of the population is immunized.
• When parents decide not to vaccinate their kids, they not only put them at risk, but also others who cannot be vaccinated.
• Many parents worry about their children (especially infants) getting too many shots in one visit.
• They feel it might be “overwhelming” to the child’s “immature” immune system.
• This prompts them to request delaying or postponing some immunizations.
• There is no evidence to suggest that childhood vaccines can overload a baby’s immune system.
• On the contrary, babies are exposed to numerous bacteria and viruses on a daily basis.
• The added exposure from the vaccines is simply a drop full of addition.
• Similarly, giving “simultaneous” vaccines (more than one shot at the same time) or “combination” vaccines (more than one vaccine in a single shot) has not been shown to produce any different effects.
• But it does allow for immunizing kids as quickly as possible.
• They are protected during the vulnerable early months of their lives.
• Fewer office visits can be less traumatic for a child and can save the parents both time and money.
• Opinions differ on how strongly doctors should adhere to the standard vaccination schedule.
• Some pediatricians will try to accommodate a parent’s fears.
• They go against their own best medical advice in order to keep the peace.
• Immunization is the best way to protect kids from preventable diseases.
• A series of simple shots given from infancy to the teen years can fend off many major illnesses in millions of kids.
• The only time it’s safe to stop vaccinations is when a disease has been totally wiped out worldwide.
• Smallpox is one good example for such a disease.
• The risks of serious reactions to vaccinations are extremely small compared with the health risks associated with the often-serious diseases they can prevent.
• So if you see, hear, or read about side effects or downsides of immunization, speak with your doctor.
• It’s important to get all of the facts before making a decision to delay or skip an immunization.
• This is a choice that could affect not only your kids’ health but that of others.

Leave a Reply

You can use these HTML tags

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>