For any parent, their child is the most important thing and they would do anything to keep their child safe – from baby proofing the house, keeping everything around hygienic to buying them the best things. But one of the most effective ways to protect your children is to make sure they have all their vaccinations. Here’s why:
Your child can be protected against a majority of diseases due to the advances in medicine. A few diseases have been completely eliminated and there are so many that have reached the end of the line and are almost extinct. The more children and immunized, the lesser chances of the disease prevailing. Vaccination is one of the main ways to curb diseases. Immunization can save your children’s life.
2. Safe and Effective:
Vaccines undergo years of testing and review by scientists and health care professionals before getting approved for use. While they might cause initially cause certain discomfort to the child in terms of tenderness, slight pain and redness but in the long run, it is what will protect your child. The slight discomfort now is definitely preferable to the pain and trauma that diseases bring. At worst, the side effects from vaccination could be a severe allergic reaction, which is very rare.
3. Protects Others
There are a lot of children due to weak immunizations, young age and allergic reaction, who cannot take certain vaccinations and are hence more susceptible to contracting diseases. If your children are vaccinated, this prevents the disease from spreading and they get eliminated which not only protects your children but also others who need to be protected but can’t.
4. Saves time and Money
Parents who are anti- vaccine run the risk of being denied admissions for their unvaccinated child in school or child care facilities. This is because they run the risk of infecting others. This will result in a lot of inconveniences for both your family as well as others around you. Contracting a disease will also increase medical costs with medicine, hospital bills etc.
5. Immunization protects future generations
Vaccines can and already have reduced or eliminated a lot of diseases that are life threatening. By vaccinating your children, you can eliminate the disease for the next generation.