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Should You Vaccinate Your Baby?

Should You Vaccinate Your Baby? (Part 2)

In the first part of our article we looked at all the reasons you should say “yes” to vaccinating your baby and young children. After all, vaccinations were developed in order to protect us from harmful diseases that could be potentially fatal in many cases. However, they aren’t perfect and certainly aren’t suitable for everyone. Consider our list of downsides before you make your choice, starting with the following points.

Reasons to say “no”:

1) Vaccinations are irreversible. You can always have them later if you decide it’s a good idea, but once you’ve had one it’s impossible to take it back.

2) Many high profile incidents with vaccinations going wrong have been reported. Some injections that were considered safe later transpired to have dangerous side effects, resulting in drugs being withdrawn from the market. Continue Reading

Should You Vaccinate Your Baby?

Should You Vaccinate Your Baby? (Part 1)

The debate about whether or not vaccinations are a good idea continues to go back and forth, with plenty of reasons on each side. Ultimately it’s going to come down to your own personal decision as a parent, but first it’s important to make sure you’re making an informed choice. You should also consult with medical professionals and consider the advice of your GP, but to get you started here are some of the key arguments for and against.

Reasons to say “yes”:

1) Vaccinations protect your children from getting serious illnesses. This is the most obvious benefit, as it’s the whole reason they were created in the first place. The diseases that vaccinations can protect babies and children from can range from preventable inconveniences to severe and potentially deadly illnesses. Continue Reading