By: Syd Schertzer

Immunizations, they were invented to help prevent life threatening illnesses, so why would some people opt out of getting them? If they help prevent diseases such as measles, polio, and other life threatening illnesses. Are they really that bad?!

Vaccinations have been under quite the microscope of controversy lately. With recent speculations that vaccines cause autism in infants, the number of vaccinated children has reached an all time low. As a result, possibly life threatening illnesses, that had disappeared for a while, are now back reaching record breaking highs.

So, not only do vaccines help prevent diseases, they also save billions of dollars! In fact, on average, about each year vaccines save about $13.6 billion. Every $1 spent on vaccines is $18 saved from medical expenses.

All vaccines are tested and FDA approved, so they are safe. Not to mention they have very few side effects if any and reactions are extremely rare. In addition, vaccinated parents will have children less likely to get the disease before or without the vaccine.

There are always risks when sticking a needle into your arm, but in this case, I believe the benefits outweigh the risks. This month, we challenge you to do some research and about the facts about vaccinations! Then, if necessary, allow us to help you make an educated decision about what is best for your family and their health!