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Before Vaccinating

Before you choose a vaccine, ask yourself:

Before you choose a vaccine, ask yourself:


1. What is the true chance that my child will contract the disease for which the vaccine is intended?

2. How effective is the vaccine?

3. Does my child have a personal or family history of:  

     -vaccine reactions

     -convulsions or neurological disorders

     -severe allergies

     -immune system disorders

4. Is my child sick right now?

5. Do I know if my child is at high risk of reacting to the vaccine that is to be administered?

6. Do I have full information on the vaccine side effects?

7. Do I know how to identify a vaccine reaction?

8. Do I know how to report a vaccine reaction?

9. Do I know the vaccine manufacturer’s name and lot number?


Source:  Portions from The Consumer’s Guide to Childhood Vaccines, Barbara Loe Fisher & National Vaccine Information Center, 1997.



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