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Facts About Immunizations
Vaccinating children against potentially life-threatening diseases is safe, and very essential to the continued health and well-being of your child.
Vaccines have been one of the greatest successes of modern healthcare. Vaccines have eliminated smallpox and have virtually extinguished many other diseases. Countless lives have been saved by vaccines.
In Canada, the low incidence of vaccine-preventable diseases and their associated morbidity and mortality have been a result of comprehensive Federal, Provincial and Territorial (F/P/T) immunization policies, and the ongoing monitoring and evaluation of vaccines and immunization programs.
Although many myths and erroneous facts are circulating on-line, on TV and non-scientific press regarding the risks and failures of vaccines, none of these have been scientifically proven. Immunization is one of the most important accomplishments in public health that has, over the past 50 years, led to the elimination, containment and control of diseases that were once very common in Canada. Before vaccines became available, many Canadian children were hospitalized or died from diseases such as diphtheria, pertussis, measles and polio.
Today, although these disease causing bacteria and viruses still exist, such diseases are rarely seen in Canada. However, if the current vaccination programs were reduced or stopped, diseases controlled through immunization would re-appear in Canada. What has been scientifically proven is that vaccines work, are safe and necessary to prevent disease. If you decide not to vaccinate your child you put your child at risk of serious disease.
At Back2play Paediatrics, we strongly believe that all children should be vaccinated and while we cannot force you to decide, we have the right to refuse to enroll you as a patient. This decision is made for the greater good of our young and vulnerable patient population, who may be put at risk.
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OTHER FACTS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BACK2PLAY
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