Should I Vaccinate My Children?

A science-mom reviews the risks and benefits of vaccines

Five Things You Need to Know About Vaccines

MMR Vaccine

1) Vaccines work.

2) You are NOT better off taking your chances with the disease.

3) Vaccines don’t cause autism.

4) Vaccines don’t have to prevent every case of a disease in order to be beneficial.

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5) Vaccine preventable diseases are not gone, and can easily resurge.

Measles Cases in the United States (Source: US CDC)

6) Vaccines protect not only your children, but also society’s most vulnerable.

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Closing Thoughts

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Science-Based Resources:

Recommended vaccine schedules (check with your public health authorities)

Help for parents seeking to understand vaccine risks and benefits

About Me

Scientist (PhD Genetics @Stanford) * Mother * Passionate about science-based healthy choices * Lifelong learner * Founder: Fueled by Science

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