These are top ten myths about vaccines.
Vaccines cause autism:
The first myth is about Autism. In 1997, a myth about vaccines causing autism in children implied how autism shoot up by mumps, rubella and measles vaccines. This fear is still present in the modern era, stopping many people from vaccinating their children. This myth was debunked with the researches that children develop autism in the utero way before they are born or vaccinated for any disease.
Infants’ immune system can’t handle too many vaccines:
The second myth revolves around the thought that infants’ immune systems are weak and can’t handle a large number of vaccines. This myth is considered false because infant immune systems are stronger, they have a large number of antibodies present in their blood which makes them strong enough to take 10,000 vaccines at once.
Natural immunity is better than the vaccines obtained immunity:
The third myth considers natural immunity to diseases better than the immunity obtained from vaccines.
Yes, developing a stronger immunity by naturally attracting a disease and getting sick might work in some cases. But it also brings dangers with it. Do you think acquiring immunity to measles by catching the disease and developing symptoms of death is better than getting an immunity vaccine?
Vaccines contain toxic chemicals:
The fourth myth states how people are scared to vaccinate their child with vaccines containing formaldehyde, mercury and aluminium which are dangerous for humans. But it has been FDA approved that only trace amounts of these chemicals are used in vaccines which aren’t harmful to our body.
Read about importance of vaccination here.
Proper hygiene and sanitation is the only way to treat diseases:
The fifth myth takes away the credits of vaccines and gives it all to proper hygiene and sanitation for the betterment of diseases. Yes, proper nutrition, hygiene, sanitation and developing antibiotics help in reducing or curing the diseases but all credits can’t be given to them.
Tetanus and pertussis killed around 787,000 new-borns in 1988. They were considered fatal diseases for the children below 5 years and new-borns. But after the global vaccination, the estimated death rate of tetanus became 56,700 in 2015.
Vaccines cause health problems:
The sixth myth suggests that vaccines aren’t worth the risk of side effects and diseases. For years and years, children have been vaccinated globally. No scientific study takes us to the point where a vaccine caused long term health problems.
Vaccines make the symptoms worse and cause diseases:
The seventh myth states how people think vaccines will cause the disease they are trying to prevent. Vaccines don’t make mild symptoms get worse. Our immune system is stronger than people think.
No need to Vaccinate because the virus is absent in our country:
The eighth myth suggests people mostly think they don’t have to vaccinate anymore because a high rate of certain infection is absent in their country. But this can cause a danger of virus and bacteria developing and spreading among everyone. Even, someone travelling from another country to yours, carrying a disease can spread that disease in your country.
Vaccines cause side effects:
The ninth myth suggests how vaccines can cause extreme side effects. Vaccines are tested numerous times before they are approved by the FDA for the public. Serious side effects caused by vaccines are very rare, normally a bruise or fever would appear as a side effect.
If you have been vaccinated once, you don’t need another shot:
In the tenth myth, people assume if they had been vaccinated in their childhood they don’t need that vaccine again. Tetanus vaccine debunks this myth, as it is suggested to get tetanus booster as an adult as well.
Vaccines are approved safe to use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These myths about vaccines should not stop you from vaccinating your child as vaccines protect us from a number of diseases.
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