THREE GOOD REA­SONS TO IMMUNISE

Pregnancy Life & Style - - SLEEPING AIDS -

1 It’s a child’s best pro­tec­tion against se­ri­ous ill­nesses. There may be short-term side ef­fects, such as swelling, sore­ness and numb­ness at the site of the nee­dle, but so­cial sci­en­tist Julie Leask says the ben­e­fits mostly out­weigh the risks. “The ben­e­fits vac­cines have in avert­ing se­ri­ous com­pli­ca­tions from the dis­eases they pre­vent still out­weigh their risks,” she says.

2 Sci­ence sup­ports im­mu­ni­sa­tion – stud­ies that sug­gested a link be­tween the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vac­cine and autism have been dis­cred­ited.

3 You’re con­tribut­ing to a health­ier com­mu­nity and help­ing pro­tect vul­ner­a­ble mem­bers of so­ci­ety, such as the elderly and other chil­dren, es­pe­cially those who are sick and can­not be vac­ci­nated.

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