The Truth About Vaccines

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Vaccines protect your health and save lives around the world. Here's the truth about them. Can they cause autism or sudden infant death syndrome? No. Scientists haven't found any legitimate links between vaccines and these conditions. If you're a new parent, rest assured vaccines protect babies from diseases.

Is it safe to get certain vaccines while you're pregnant or breastfeeding? Yes. Once you tell your doctor about your baby plans, they'll recommend versions of vaccines that keep you and your little one healthy. Can vaccines make you sick? It's unlikely. Some people have minor side effects, like a low fever or a sore arm after they get their shots, but severe reactions are rare. Look at it this way. It's far more risky to catch a disease than it is to get vaccinated against one.