Friday, October 5, 2018
Recently, vaccinations have become a subject of large public debate. While some parents believe that there are numerous negative side effects of vaccinations, beliefs like this aren’t supported by scientific fact or reasoning. The bottom line is that vaccinations are a wonderful, modern feature that benefits the health and life of children.
“Parents want to do their best to keep their children happy and healthy,” SouthCoast Health Pediatrician Dr. Amanda Hendricks stated. “The hands down number one way to do this is through vaccinations.”
Keep reading below to understand the benefits of vaccinations and why it’s vital to ensure your children are up to date no matter their age.
Reasons to Vaccinate Your Children
To start, we’re explaining the numerous benefits that vaccinations provide for your children. Here are just a few.
Unfortunately, despite these scientifically proven benefits of vaccination, myths about negative side effects do still exist. Here are some of the most prevalent vaccine myths.
In order for the general public to be able to use vaccination, they have to go through a rigorous approval process guided by scientists and medical professionals. Because of this, vaccinations are completely safe. The SouthCoast Health team encourages all community members and their families to receive all vaccinations prescribed by their primary care physician.
If you have additional questions or would like to discuss this topic with one of our pediatric experts, give us a call at 912-691-3600.
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