Sunday, October 09, 2011

Immunization Myths has a nice list of the myths that still often pervade thinking on vaccination. Please give it a read to be better informed on the issues, and misunderstandings.

MYTHS (and these are MYTHS)

  • Myth 1: Vaccines cause autism.
  • Myth 2: Vaccines contain mercury.
  • Myth 3: Vaccines contain toxic ingredients.
  • Myth 4: Vaccines have never been tested.
  • Myth 5: Vaccines don’t work because children who are vaccinated can still get the disease.
  • Myth 6: Improved living standards, not vaccination have reduced disease.
  • Myth 7: Infectious diseases are not serious; children are meant to get them.
  • Myth 8: Vaccines cause or spread the diseases they are supposed to prevent.
  • Myth 9: My child’s immune system will be overwhelmed.

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