10 Myths about infant vaccination
Vaccines are intended for the child to generate an immunity against a disease by stimulating the production of antibodies against it. They are usually administered by injection, but also orally or with a nasal spray. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends vaccination and follow the immunizat
Vaccines are intended for the child to generate an immunity against a disease by stimulating the production of antibodies against it. They are usually administered by injection, but also orally or with a nasal spray.
The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends vaccination and follow the immunization schedule throughout childhood. In front of the detractors of the vaccines, the experts tell us that they are more benefits those that produce than the risks that entail. The vaccines are safe.
10 false things about children's vaccines r Ruminology, word of mouth or detractors of vaccines defend certain assertions as true. If you feel fear or doubts about vaccinating your children, you should know these myths and falsehoods about childhood vaccination.
1 - Vaccines have side effects and can sometimes be fatal. FALSE
Reactions to vaccines are mild and temporary, such as pain in the area where the vaccine was given or tenths of fever. Cases of severe illness from a vaccine are extremely rare. Vaccines save lives, because without them, many more disorders and deaths would occur.
2 - Vaccines are not necessary, you just have to improve hygiene conditions so that certain diseases disappear. FALSE
Good hygiene protects against infectious diseases, however, many diseases spread regardless of the hygiene we have such as polio or measles.
3 - The diseases against which children are vaccinated are almost eradicated in my country, there is no reason to vaccinate. FALSE
Although they are rare diseases, the agents that cause them continue to circulate in some parts of the world and may cause outbreaks in your country.
If several vaccines are administered at the same time, the risk of harmful side effects is increased. FALSEThey are administered simultaneously because fewer outpatient visits are made and time and money are saved, in addition to getting the child to complete the vaccination schedule. By combining some, it means fewer injections for the child. In addition, the tests reveal that the simultaneous administration of vaccines does not entail side effects on the child's immune system. The child is exposed to more agents as a result of a cold than a vaccine.
5 - The combination vaccine against diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough and poliomyelitis can cause sudden infant death. FALSE
There is no relationship between the two, even though the vaccine is administered in a period in which the newborn can suffer sudden death syndrome (SIDS). Deaths due to SIDS, although sometimes coinciding with vaccination, also occurred without administering the vaccine. If the newborn was not vaccinated against these diseases, he would be at risk of death or suffering from some serious disability.
6 - The flu vaccine is not very effective and is also just a nuisance. FALSE
Influenza causes almost half a million deaths worldwide each year. The most exposed to it are pregnant women, children and elderly people with health problems. Vaccination immunizes against the three most prevalent strains. It is the best way to reduce the chances of having the flu and of spreading it to others.
7 - The diseases of childhood that are prevented with vaccination are something that can not be avoided and must be passed. FALSE
Diseases such as measles, rubella or mumps can lead to complications such as pneumonia, encephalitis, blindness and death. All this can be prevented by vaccines. Unvaccinated children are vulnerable to them.
Vaccines have mercury and that is dangerous. FALSESome vaccines carry thiomersal, an organic compound with mercury, which is added as a preservative. However, there is no evidence to verify that the amount of thiomersal used is a health risk.
9 - The immunity produced by passing the disease is better than vaccination. FALSE
Vaccines produce a response similar to that produced by natural infection, but they do not cause the disease or expose the child to risks and complications such as mental retardation, congenital defects, liver cancer or death from measles.
10 - Vaccines cause autism. FALSE
There is no scientific evidence linking the triple virus to autism, as published in a 1998 study that caused great concern and caused the number of vaccinations to decrease and outbreaks of these diseases to increase.