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doctor examining little girlYou've heard a lot about vaccines and whether or not they are a good thing. What you may not realize is that those children who are unvaccinated are more likely to become seriously ill as a result. There are many reasons to vaccinate your child. Most health insurance plans cover this type of care because it can help reduce the risk of serious, life-threatening health conditions later. But if you are still unsure, consider a few of the key reasons the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say they are so valuable.

Vaccine Safety

Although a lot of concern is presented about safety issues with vaccinations, one thing is important to remember. There are no studies in the United States that prove they are a risk. Additionally, immunizations can save your child's life. Your child can be spared from many illnesses that have contributed to the deaths of thousands of children in the past. Conditions such as polio, which immunizations have helped to virtually eradicate.

Immunizations Protect Others

There are many children in the US that still get vaccine-preventable diseases. There has been an increased outbreak, for example, in children getting measles and whooping cough, very dangerous types of illnesses that claim the lives of children. Most often, these diseases occur in children under the age of six months, babies who are not old enough to be vaccinated. If you and your children receive such vaccinations though, it is less likely that these conditions will reach these at-risk children. You could be saving the life of not only your child but also someone else's.

Vaccinations also protect the lives of the next generation. Vaccinating children can be one of the best steps you take for your child. Find out from your health insurance provider what your options are and get the level of protection your family needs to have to protect it as well as others around you from these highly risky and life threatening illnesses. There are many reasons to take this step. The CDC has all of the information and tools you need to learn more about the safety of vaccinations.

Have your children been immunized? Call McFarlin Insurance Agency at (410) 312-7800 for more information on Maryland health insurance.
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