Benefits and Risks

  • What is the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program?

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    The Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) was established… Read More >>

  • What is “herd immunity,” and why is it important?

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    When most of the people in a community are immunized, there … Read More >>

  • Can vaccines overload my baby’s immune system?

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    No evidence suggests that the recommended childhood vaccines… Read More >>

  • Are some kids more susceptible to side effects than others?

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    Some children, and even adults, may be more likely to have a … Read More >>

  • How does choosing not to immunize affect the community?

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    When the number of unvaccinated people in a community increases,… Read More >>

  • Can vaccines cause the diseases they’re supposed to prevent?

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    There are two different types of vaccines: those with killed… Read More >>

  • Can vaccines cause fevers or other side effects?

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    Yes. Each person’s body reacts differently to the things… Read More >>

  • Is there a link between vaccines and autism?

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    No. Despite a few vocal and celebrity-led campaigns that blame… Read More >>

  • What can happen if I don’t vaccinate my baby?

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    Choosing not to vaccinate your child puts him/her at a much … Read More >>

  • Why do doctors recommend these vaccines?

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    Doctors recommend vaccines during childhood because they’re… Read More >>

  • Are vaccines safe?

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    Vaccines are not perfect in safety or effectiveness, but overall… Read More >>