3. Vaccines aren't safe
They are. The reality is that immunisation is extremely safe, with a very low risk of serious complications or allergic reactions. Incorrect claims about vaccination safety and side effects are unscientific and false.
Let’s look at polio for instance. Since the Polio Eradication Initiative was launched in 1988, 10 billion doses of the vaccine have been sent to over 100 countries to immunise children. Because of the oral polio vaccine, five million children, who would otherwise have been paralysed by the disease, are walking.
Immunisation saves lives and gives children the opportunity to live a healthy life and to reach their full potential. Children who are not immunised face illness, disability and death.