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10 Fast Facts About Vaccines

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The public knows that one of the most effective ways to protect yourself and your loved ones from the various diseases is vaccinations.

Well-planned and fast vaccination saved millions throughout history, while negative reactions in people are minor and temporary, such as a sore arm of a fever.

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Serious health reactions are rare after vaccination. Still, people don’t know much about vaccines.

Here are the top ten facts taht everyone should know about vaccines.

Facts About Vaccines

  • In the past six decades, vaccines helped eradicate smallpox, and are finally close to eradicating another one, polio.
  • Each year, vaccines prevent more than 2.5 million deaths, and no matter what people have been saying, scientists claim that there is no proven link between vaccines and autism.
  • Vaccines are designed to create ‘herd immunity’, which means that an unvaccinated person is less likely to get sick and spread the disease.
  • There are existing vaccines that could stop pneumonia, but they are so far up top 60% effective. They are given to children under the age of five and those over 70.
  • Did you know that soem vaccines are given orally? That’s right, not all vaccines are given as shots.
  • Diseases prevented by vaccines are no longer common in the States.
  • Vaccines are always given to prevent infectious diseases in healhty children. In a way, vaccines are an important way of helping children staying healhty.
  • The side effects of vaccines are quite minimal, and you may experience injection-site soreness or a slight fever. Extremely side effects are rare, and the death of vaccines wasn’t recorded.
  • Evry vaccine goes thorugh a long list of check-ups to ensure its safety. Every vaccine process is carefully monitored by a representative body.
  • Buttocks are rarely recommended for vaccine injections. Why? It turns out that the gluteal region has a very thick layer of fat, and there is a real chance of damaging the sciatic nerve. Therefore, vaccines are more commonly gives in the thigh or upper arm.

Do We Need Vaccines Now That Disease Rates Are Low?

Simply said, yes. It’s no secret that vaccine-preventable disease rates are low.

This is the case because vaccines are widespread and common practice. However, the practice has shown that the number of people contracting some vaccine-preventable diseases has increased.

According to scientists, children that aren’t vaccinated are a contributing factor to these high numbers.

So, to prevent the spread and the return of many diseases, it’s vital that children continue to receive vaccinations.

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