Children are immunized to prevent diseases that may cause permanent damage to the body and mind. Vaccines are given on a carefully planned schedule to optimize a child’s well-being. These vaccines have withstood the test of research and time. Although vaccines can cause side effects, these reactions are usually very brief and mild and when you look at the risks, children are much safer vaccinated than not.
Click here for a short video from the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners covering the basics, the schedule and some common misconceptions about immunizations.