Monday 23 October 2017

No childhood jab is 100pc risk-free, but the results of not vaccinating are frightening

Unvaccinated children are still at risk of a number of potentially fatal diseases. Picture posed. Getty Images
Unvaccinated children are still at risk of a number of potentially fatal diseases. Picture posed. Getty Images
Sinead Moriarty

Sinead Moriarty

TO vaccinate or not to vaccinate, that is the question on so many parents' minds. The large majority still opt to vaccinate their children but there are still a lot of parents who are suspicious and mistrusting of vaccinations.

Health organisations have always claimed that vaccinations are harmless and in the main that has proven to be true.

However, the swine flu vaccination, which was rushed through when people started dropping dead from the disease, has now been linked to cases of narcolepsy. A report has found that 54 people in Ireland contracted narcolepsy as the result of Pandemrix, the vaccine used in response to the swine flu pandemic that began in 2009.

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