The Importance of Vaccines - Health Channel


The Importance of Vaccines |

There are several reasons to get vaccinated such as: less risk for serious diseases, less chance of passing on a serious disease to relatives and some protection for those who can’t get vaccinated, among others.

Dr. Deepa Sharma, Family Medicine Physician with Baptist Health Primary Care, says diseases like diphtheria, measles, mumps, rubella, polio, pneumonia and tetanus can be prevented with vaccines.

The specialist also describes allergic reaction is possible. There are risks associated with vaccines and each vaccine has its own particular risk.

She advises talking to the prescriber before getting a vaccine.

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