With all of the controversy surrounding vaccines and children, many families are opting out of standard vaccinations and attempting to keep their children safe from these "antique" illnesses through other means. With the prevalent fear of autism spectrum disorder, vaccines are now under scrutiny and while many parents and medical professionals argue over this sensitive issue, the fact remains that former illnesses such as measles and whooping cough are on the rise.
Vaccinations are a personal decision to be made within a family, along with medical professionals such as your nurse practitioner or family doctor. Illnesses like Whooping Cough are preventable, and can be fatal if not treated properly. Always be sure to weigh the benefits versus risks when confronted with any sort of medical treatment, and educate yourself before making any decisions.
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