Immunization is one of the many marvels of modern medicine. A simple shot in the arm has now protected generations from illnesses that were once a scourge on society or in the case of smallpox completely eradicated them. Immunization is one of the easiest preventative health measures any parent can take to shield their child from illness. Vaccinations begin at birth and continue to age 18 for children. Although all vaccination continues throughout a person’s lifetime and may depend upon factors such as age, sex, and exposure.
Recently immunization among children has hit new lows. This has been mostly due to unfounded claims that immunizations can cause illness. There is no scientific evidence of links between any major illnesses and immunization. Parents that choose not to immunize their children put them at risk to a wide variety of diseases. Though what many parents that choose not to immunize their children don’t realize is the risk they are exposing other children to as well. Immunization is safe and those with doubts should be sure to read about the subject from vetted sources such as the CDC and not blogs or celebrities. Immunization not only keeps you and your family healthy, it also keeps everyone you come in contact with healthy.