Oasis is celebrating National Immunization Awareness Month!
Here are 5 facts that you need to know:
1: Immunization through vaccination is the safest way to protect against disease.
by the natural infection, but without the serious risks of death or disability connected with natural
2: It's always best to get vaccinated even when you think the risk of infection is low
back when immunization rates drop – as we see with the recent measles outbreaks across Europe.
Only by making sure everyone gets their jabs can we keep the lid permanently on vaccine-
preventable diseases. We should not rely on people around us to stop the spread of disease – we
all have a responsibility to do what we can.
Fact 3: Combined vaccines are safe and beneficial.
reduces discomfort for the child, and saves time and money. Children are exposed to more
antigens from a common cold than they are from vaccines.
Fact 4: There is no link between vaccines and autism.
unfortunate rumour started with a single 1998 study which was quickly found to be seriously
flawed, and was retracted by the journal that published it.
Fact 5: If we stop vaccination, deadly diseases will return.
people are not vaccinated, infectious diseases that have become uncommon can quickly come
back to haunt us.
When people have questions about vaccines they should ask their health providers and check
accurate websites for information. Vaccine Safety Net, a global network of vaccine safety
websites certified by WHO, provides easy access to accurate and trustworthy information on
vaccines. The network has 47 member websites in 12 languages, and reaches more than 173
million people every month with credible information on vaccine safety, helping to counter