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Vaccination is one of the safest and most effective ways to protect our children against serious diseases, like polio, measles, and mumps. And although the majority of Americans are already fully vaccinated, it can be hard to know when it’s time to get your child vaccinated.
Vaccine myths are different from medicine myths, which generally refer to true scientific information. With vaccine myths, you can be just as unsure about the facts as you would with actual medical conditions.
But now, science can get rid of some of the misconceptions about vaccines. For example, the first vaccination that you receive will not necessarily be the one that protects you in the future.
Our new anti-vaccine content team has discovered that in 20 years, most parents will either be perfectly healthy or will have experienced a vaccine-preventable disease in person. We know that statistics can be deceiving, but the reality is that most vaccine myths will go away eventually and people will be protected by the vast majority of the vaccines currently available.
For those who are still unsure if they’re ready to protect their children, a relatively safe way to go is with the “4-year-old MMR vaccine regimen.” Just follow the steps below.
Read more at seattlepi.com .