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Myths Behind Vaccination

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The history of vaccination in Ireland could be traced back to the mid-1940s, around 500 children died in Ireland each year of vaccine-preventable diseases such as measles, whooping cough, diphtheria, tuberculosis and polio. Communist countries had a vaccine take-up of 100%. After the 1990-1995 fall of communism, vaccination rates dropped dramatically and diphtheria and polio outbreaks occurred, none of which had been seen in Russia for decades. However, when vaccination levels drop to less than 70% in Ireland, measles and pertussis (whooping cough) outbreaks will certainly occur in Ireland after a ‘ scare ‘ about that vaccine in the 1970s.

Serious side effects such as severe allergic reactions following vaccination are very rare. It is a very safe and effective vaccine, only after a lengthy and careful review by researchers, doctors and healthcare professionals, vaccines are given to children. Vaccinations can cause some irritation and can cause pain, redness or tenderness at the injection site, but this is minor compared to the pain, discomfort and trauma of the diseases prevented by these vaccinations.

While some babies are too young to be vaccinated, others may not receive such vaccines due to severe allergies, weakened immune systems due to conditions such as leukaemia, or other reasons, In order to help keep them safe, it is vital that you and your children are completely immunized.

Vaccines have decreased and, in most cases removed many diseases that only a few generations ago killed or severely disabled people, the fear of the after-effect of some other new vaccine types is being called into question. Parents are still very much concerned that the government’s interference by mandatory vaccination could breach the fundament human right of them and their kids.

There below interview shows how reasonable members of the society feel about these latest developments.

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