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This is a real incident that happened some 10 years ago. A friend refused to get her daughter vaccinated against the MMR vaccine (Mumps, measles, rubella) as she had read a media report on its inherent dangers. Soon after, her daughter contracted such a bad attack of measles that she had to be hospitalized for days and the doctors had to administer a tough regimen of strong medication. Though she recovered fully, the fact that she was not vaccinated against the disease in time shook up the family immensely.
Some of us avoid getting our children vaccinated, due to our busy schedules and sometimes just postpone due dates with an excuse that they can always be done later. Some parents even refuse to go in for vaccinations after reading or watching reports in magazines or TV about dangerous reactions to these vaccine doses. But the fact remains that postponing or avoiding your child’s vaccine schedule can lead to serious consequences in the future:
Blindly falling prey to printed material or media reports without getting to the actual truth can prove dangerous, for this concerns the health of your precious ones. The best thing in such circumstances would be to discuss it with your doctor who is the best person to guide you. Nowadays there are combination vaccines available that are also equally effective. So this will save you time and effort. A suitable combination of vaccines can be given, so all those parents who complain about the lack of time, here is medical science once again to the rescue!
So parents, never avoid or postpone vaccinations for your baby or toddler. They may be just a drop additionally, but they come with a lifetime of health for your loved ones!