There are a lot of myths regarding vaccines. These myths can confuse parents with children that need to get their vaccines. It can be hard for parents to know if they should really get their children vaccinated. Some of the myths that parents hear about vaccines are pretty scary and can make parents very nervous about getting their child vaccinated. If parents know the facts about vaccines then they will be able to make a better decision about whether or not to have their child vaccinated. This article will talk about what parents should know about vaccines.
What are vaccines?
Vaccines are a preventative type medicine, and most of the time they are given in the form of a shot. Vaccines help a body create antibodies against a certain germ. This means that a person does not have to get the actual illness to create the antibodies. Vaccines can prevent children and adults from getting very dangerous diseases that could possibly kill them.
Getting more than one vaccine at a time
Many parents are worried about their child getting more than one vaccine at a time. It is not surprising for parents to be a bit overwhelmed when they get the recommended schedule of vaccines for their brand new baby. There are a lot of different vaccines that they will need to get at different ages. Some parents may be uncomfortable with their children getting so many vaccines at one time for several different reasons.
Parents are also worried about the side effects that the vaccines have and that if the child gets a lot of shots at once they will not know which vaccine caused what side effect. Other parents are worried about an allergic reaction as well as the side effects. And some parents feel that their little baby is just too little to receive so many shots at one time.
Parents need to know that research has been done to make sure that it is safe for children, even young infants, to receive the vaccines they receive. Researchers have made sure that the different combinations of vaccines that are given at one time are safe. The diseases that the vaccines protect children against are, in many cases, deadly diseases. The recommended schedule for vaccines is was established to protect children from these deadly diseases as early as possible.
If a parent is still concerned about the number of vaccines their child is given at one time, they can talk to their child’s health care provider to see what can be done for their situation. It can be dangerous for children to get off schedule with their vaccines. The longer a child waits to get a vaccine, the longer they are susceptible to the horrible childhood illnesses that the vaccines protect.
The effectiveness of vaccines
There is a myth that since vaccines are not 100 percent effective it is not very important for children to get them. But that is not true. Even though vaccines are not 100 percent effective, it does not mean that a child should not get them. It is very important for a child to be vaccinated. Even though the vaccines may not protect a vaccinated child 100 percent of the time, they are around 85 to 99 percent effective, and that is a very high percentage. Plus, a child who is vaccinated is much more protected against a disease that they have had the shot for, than if they did not have the vaccination at all. And much of the time, if a child does get a disease that they have already been vaccinated for, they will get a much milder case of the illness as well.