Vaccines are the best defense we have against serious, preventable, and sometimes deadly contagious diseases. Numerous studies show that vaccines are safe and effective, and that serious side effects are rare.
The American Academy of Pediatrics says the safety and importance of vaccines in a statement on their website.
“Vaccines have been part of the fabric of our society for decades and are the most significant medical innovation of our time,” the AAP says.
“Vaccines are safe. Vaccines are effective. Vaccines save lives.”