Multiple vaccines don’t make kids prone to infection

This new study suggests the theory of overloading an infant’s immune system is highly unlikely.

Neighbourhood Lifestyle Desk/Avi Arya: Even though children are given far more vaccines than prior generations, the practice doesn’t appear to weaken their immune systems or make them more prone to other infections. A random sample of 193 children who had been diagnosed with respiratory and gastrointestinal illness, along with other viral and bacterial infections, were compared to a control group of 751 children who had not been diagnosed with these infections.

Scientists looked at levels of exposure to vaccine antigen a protein or other substance that induces an immune response in the body in children’s first two years of life. Experts urge parents to talk with their pediatrician if they have concerns about vaccine safety.

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