Ever since you learned that you were pregnant, you might have started contemplating whether or not you’d get your kids vaccinated. In our modern day and age, it comes almost naturally. We don’t have a choice. We have to get our kids vaccinated or end up risking the idea of not having them accepted in public schools because they’re not up to date with their vaccination schedules.
So why are some parents still refusing to get their kids vaccinated? Vaccine hesitancy has been a much-debated topic. And according to research, parents have other reasons for refusing to vaccinate their kids these days than they did ten years ago.
Common reasons why parents choose not to get their kids vaccinated
- They fear that so many vaccines so soon will overwhelm their baby’s immune system.
- Parents fear that their children’s immature immune systems mean that delaying some vaccines is a safer alternative.
- Some folks are concerned about the number of toxins, such as mercury, aluminium, and formaldehyde present in some vaccines. These substances can be hazardous to the health of their children.
- They reckon that there would be no such thing as a vaccine court of vaccines weren’t dangerous.
- Some parents think that vaccines are just a means for doctors and the pharmaceutical companies to make a lot of money.
- They are wary of the side effects of vaccines which might sometimes be worse than the actual disease.
- Some of them believe that forcing them to vaccinate their children is a violation of their human rights.
Some of these concerns might have some weight behind them, but the reality is that they’re all pure myth. You can have a look at the facts behind these myths here.
In a recent TED Ideas article, it was said that people have simply been seeing way too many negatives about vaccines and their efficacy. The reality is that vaccines do work, and they keep kids healthy. They help eliminate diseases that have been crippling humanity since the dawn of time. And unless we can all stand together and get our kids vaccinated, we’ll always be plagued by diseases that we could have gained control over a long time ago.
If you’re pro-vaccinations, good for you. But if you’re not, perhaps it’s time you started digging into this a little deeper. Try and establish whether your views are ethical and as correct as you presume them to be.