Everyone knows that babies are supposed to be vaccinated (Did you get your Dip-Tet? You’ve get to get your Dip-Tet!)
Now Science Daily reports that there is a Link Between Influenza Vaccination in Pregnancy and Reduced Risk of Premature Birth. The article points out that the results don’t prove that the vaccine caused the the babies to be healthier. But it is not hard to imagine how it might make babies healthier. Although the flu is lumped together with the common cold, the fact is that the flu kills people and can make people very ill for one to two weeks. This drain on the system could disrupt an otherwise normal pregnancy.
I have to admit am a huge fan of vaccines. I understand people’s fear of possible side effects. But I am not one to trust the mainstream beliefs, and have done as much research as possible on the subject. I have come to the conclusion that if there is a risk to vaccines, it is outweighed 100-fold by the benefits. Not vaccinating children is irresponsible. And this study may indicate that flu vaccination in pregnancy is an important tool in increasing the odds of having a healthier baby.
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