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Get Vaccination Information Before You Need It

Get Vaccination Information Before You Need It

In the animated Disney comedy, The Emperor’s New Groove, haughty Yzma (Eartha Kit) says to one unfortunate subject, “You should have thought of that before you became peasants!” Pretty funny line, since no one ever decides to be a disadvantaged peasant.

But here’s one thing you can decide, before your actions put you and your family’s health at a disadvantage: Get reliable information, so you can to make an educated decision about vaccinations.

We mention this because of a recent Washington Post story about a Canadian woman with seven children who finally decided to get her kids their vaccinations. But she was too late. They all came down with pertussis, whooping cough, before she could act, and were quarantined at home. Fortunately, no one died.  

Now, this woman wasn’t an anti-vaxer, but fear-mongering, mis-info media caused her to hesitate. She was reported saying, “We were scared and didn’t know who to trust…Was the medical community just paid-off puppets of a Big Pharma-Government-Media conspiracy?” With the 24-7 news cycle and Internet blogs, it’s tough to sort out reliable information. But sort you must.

You can get the facts by going to the websites of the National Institutes of Health (NIH.com), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC.com) and you can trust us. We reviewed the risks and benefits in YOU: Raising Your Child. Vaccines have risks, but they prevent over 40,000 serious illnesses for every one they might cause. And remember: Knowledge is a key to good health!

Medically reviewed in February 2019.

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