Recently, there has been a spike in parents that are opting out of vaccinations.
There have also been multiple cases of the measles that have been reported across the United States within the past few months, and this is due to the fact that we are not properly vaccinating our children. Ultimately, it is the parent's choice to do what they think is best for their child; however, I believe that vaccines are necessary for the health of your child as well as the world around you.
Here are 5 reasons why you need to vaccinate your child.
1. Vaccines were invented to eliminate deadly diseases
Before vaccines were invented in the late 1900s, people were dying from very deadly diseases, such as the measles. Now that we have vaccines to prevent these diseases, it is vital that we all vaccinate our children. Yes, there are potential side-effects and those who cannot be vaccinated, but it is important for those that can be to do so.
2. Herd-immunity is real, and necessary
You must keep in mind that not everyone is able to be vaccinated due to severe allergy issues, being too young or too old, or a weak immune system, so they are relying on herd-immunity in order to stay protected. They are relying on the rest of us to get our vaccines in order for them to stay healthy.
3. But what about the side effects?
The real question is: are any of the side-effects more extreme or worse than getting a deadly disease? That is up to you to decide. Vaccines are tested for years before they are released to the public, so they are very safe. Plus, if doctors and scientist say that the vaccine is safe and could keep you alive, I would trust them since they go through very intense training and have been learning medicine for many years. Personally, I would want to protect my child from possibly dying.
Got any more questions? Here is a page all on vaccines. Please consult with your doctor if you have any more concerns about vaccines.