Monday, August 26, 2013
The science and the facts are clear: immunizations save lives and help give millions of children better odds on enjoying long, healthy lives. It is true that some people continue to tout a connection between childhood vaccines and autism, but there are simply no facts to support this notion. Ask any halfway reputable doctor or medical researcher and they will tell you the same thing. Also, it is true that all vaccines carry some risk of side effects. Normally, the effects are minor and temporary. As National Immunization Awareness Month continues, we encourage you to read the accompanying articles in the CCEI August newsletter for more information on risks, myths, and recommendations regarding immunizations. You have little reason to fear a vaccines but every reason to fear the diseases they prevent.