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Types Of Vaccinations For Children
Get Them: Vaccines are one of the most researched areas of healthcare and time and again have been shown to be safe. The benefits of vaccines greatly exceed the risks and, barring very rare medical contraindications, children should be vaccinated according to the recommended schedules. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more
False associations : Over more than 30 yrs, the vaccine haters have tried to link shots to crib death, cerebral palsy and now autism. Each time science has proven them wrong. The british doc who claimed MMR triggered autism cases lost his license when his fraudulent research was exposed. Autism is emerging as a gene linked defect, future research may point to its origin, but it has found no link to vaccines. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
CDC: There are a list of the recommended vaccines on the center for disease control website-cdc.Gov. ...Read more
Can doctors tell me what does the standard vaccination that children get in school protect you from exactly?
Several illnesses: The childhood vaccines protect against several bacterial and viral illnesses including diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough (pertussis), measles, mumps, rubella, polio, chicken pox, hepatitis a and b, rotavirus, h. Flu (causes meningitis and other infections), pneumococcus (also causes meningitis, pneumonia and other infections), meningococcus, and, now, hpv (causes cervical and other cancers). ...Read more
If vaccination protects children from diseases, why can an unvaccinated child infect a vaccinated child?
Vaccines seldom 100%: The protection provided by vaccines can approach 100% in some cases but not all. Infected kids spread their diseases to infants that are too young to be vaccinated, those that have not completed a full vaccine series or those whose immune system fails to have a full benefit from the vaccine.A measles outbreak in houston was traced to air travelers entering from abroad, 1/3 vaccinated, 2/3 not. ...Read more
Have researchers discovered some reported cases of children who have not received vaccinations developing autism?
No link connecting: Not only are there cases of children developing autism who have not received vaccines, there is no shred of evidence to support vaccines as causing autism. The article that purported to show this has been retracted. Millions of dollars have been spent looking for this link and not a single link has been found. Don't listen to jenny mccarthy, follow the science. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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