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Vaccines Give No Serious Side Effects

Published onsdag 11 februari 2009 kl 16.51

The common good of children’s vaccinations far outreach the risk of side effects, according to a report by the Swedish Council on Technology Assessment in Health Care (SBU).

In the report the council states that few medical efforts have contributed more to world health than the vaccinating of children. One of the benefits is ridding the world of smallpox. But when society is dictating that all healthy newborn babies should be vaccinated, they must have a good reason and any potential risk of side effects must be very slim, says Anders Lindberg from the council’s panel of experts.

At the end of the 90’s there was a growing concern among parents that the MMR vaccine could cause autism in children. This is not the case and parents should not worry unduly, Lindberg told Swedish Radio News.

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