For each approved vaccine, researchers have determined that the benefits outweigh the risks.
In many parts of the world, diseases such as – measles, diphtheria, hepatitis, mumps, pertussis and others are on the rise. The situation is alarming not only in still developing countries like India but in many developed countries of the Europe, United Kingdom and even the United States.
The sad part is that these diseases can be easily prevented by taking timely vaccines, provided by the government, absolutely free of cost.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang called for a government investigation into “the entire process chain of all vaccine production and sales,” after a drug company allegedly sold more than 250,000 doses that failed to meet safety standards.
Jill Stein, the Green Party’s presidential candidate and also an actual medical doctor, doesn’t appear to be anti-vaccination. But she’s sort of anti-vaxxer adjacent, giving a series of mealy statements to the Washington Post and in a Reddit AMA about whether vaccines are safe.
Concerns about a connection between flu vaccines and the neurological disorder Guillain-Barré syndrome have been widely publicized since a small but significant association was found after the 1976 swine flu epidemic.
If ever there was an idea that doctors, researchers and public health experts are in agreement upon, it’s that vaccines are safe and strongly recommended.
Medically speaking, the good old days aren't something a physician gets sentimental about, unless there's a soft spot in his or her heart for the Middle Ages when small pox wiped out most of Western Europe; or the nineteenth century, when typhoid had its way with millions of children; or after World War I when influenza practically killed more people than the war itself.
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The most common side effects are mild. On the other hand, many vaccine-preventable disease symptoms can be serious, or even deadly. Even though many of these diseases are rare in this country, they still occur around the world and can be brought into the United States, putting unvaccinated children at risk.