Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Carol | 2010-10-26

Q.

To immunize or not...

There is a great debate going on on facebook at the moment as to the so-called negative effects of immunizing children. I would love to be armed with more facts about this.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

The immunisations that babies and young children receive are safe and very effective despite what you may read on some forums.Many serious illnesses that children used to get such as polio have virtually disappeared as a problem. Immunisations save children from extremely dangerous illnesses which used to cause deaths and serious chronic illnesses in children of previous generations.

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Posted by: Purple | 2010-10-26

Its hard to believe that there are people who won''t immunize their children. Any side effects from the vaccinations (a bit of fussiness on the day and soreneess at the site) are minor compared to the very real risks posed by measles, polio, whooping cough etc.

It is so sad that there are still people believing discredited studies.

Good for you for trying to get the facts before believing the anti vaccination clap trap.

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