Myths & Facts

Myths & Facts

Immunization is one of the most important ways parents can help keep their children healthy. There are rarely reasons to not get vaccinated. Below are some common myths and facts about childhood vaccines.

MYTH:

My child doesn’t need vaccines because no one gets these diseases anymore.

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MYTH:

If so many other people are vaccinated, my child doesn’t need vaccines.

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MYTH:

It’s better to get vaccines one at a time.

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MYTH:

There will be fewer side effects if I delay my baby’s vaccinations.

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MYTH:

Vaccines are not adequately tested for safety.

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MYTH:

The MMR vaccine causes autism.

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MYTH:

Thimerosal in vaccines causes autism.

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MYTH:

I’m breastfeeding, so my baby is protected from infections.

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MYTH:

Natural is better. We shouldn’t put foreign substances like vaccines into our bodies.

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MYTH:

Nosodes are safer and a good alternative to vaccines.

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MYTH:

Most diseases are not serious.

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