Nowadays more and more pediatricians who provide primary care for children suggest parents protecting their kids with a vaccine. Immunizations that are currently in use are known as safe and effective. And although it's still remains a personal decision whether to immunize your child or not, doctors recommend to fully investigate and realize the risks to their kids, friends, families and society if they decide not to immunize.
Healthcare providers encourage you to consider the below top 10 reasons why you should protect your child through vaccination:
- As parents want to do everything possible to make sure their children are properly protected from various diseases. Vaccination is the best way to do it from their early childhood.
- Vaccination defends your kids from serious diseases and complications of vaccine preventable illnesses, such as paralysis of limbs, amputation of a leg or arm, convulsions, hair loss, brain damage, etc.
- Such vaccine-preventable illnesses as mumps, measles or whooping cough are still a threat for many people. These continue infecting kids, resulting in hospitalizations and deaths every year.
- Although vaccination has led to a significant decreasing of cases of some infectious diseases, some of them still remain common in other countries and can be brought and spread by international travelers. If you kids are not vaccinated, they could easily get one of these diseases from traveler or get infected while traveling to other countries.
- When many parents decide to avoid vaccination for their children, there occur outbreaks of preventable diseases.
- Today vaccination is easy and safe. All vaccinations (especially those made in childhood) pass a long and deep analysis of doctors, scientists and the federal government, so you may be sure they are absolutely safe.
- Vaccination helps to protect not only your kids but also those around you, including family members, grandparents and friends.
- If your child is not vaccinated he can spread the illness to other kids who are too young to be vaccinated, elder people or persons with weak immune system, such as people with cancer or transplant recipients. This can be resulted in complications and even death for those vulnerable people.
- All of us have a public health commitment to our society and communities to protect each other and our kids by vaccinating our family members.
- Vaccines control influenza. You may prevent getting the virus or ease the symptoms with anti-influenza vaccine. Please consult your doctor for more details