Cleveland Clinic completely supports vaccination. Harmful myths about vaccines have been scientifically debunked in rigorous ways. Yet approximately 42,000 adults and 300 children in the United States die each year from vaccine-preventable diseases. Vaccines are one of this era’s greatest healthcare achievements.
You don’t have to look far to find vaccine myths and misconceptions. With flu season upon us — and with outbreaks of dangerous yet preventable diseases on the rise — now is the perfect time to rethink these myths, and what science tells us about them. Myth No. 1: Vaccines cause autism This autism myth … Read More
New research into an outbreak of pertussis, or “whooping cough,” shows that the final dosage may not be as effective as thought. But it’s important that you continue to vaccinate your children as scheduled for the disease. A study in the New England Journal of Medicine found that the effects of the fifth and final … Read More