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Vaccinnes and Your Health

By: Bethany Anderson Email
By: Bethany Anderson Email

"Vaccinations are not 100 percent, but they are the best defense we have against certain viruses and they are still strongly recommended."

(Dothan, AL)--Another way we protect our children is with vaccinations, but they're not always perfect. Sometimes
people who receive the MMR vaccine can still catch viruses it's supposed to prevent.

"Vaccinations are not 100 percent, but they are the best defense we have against certain viruses and they are still strongly recommended," Darla Silavent, Flowers Hospital Infection Control Nurse said.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, People are more likely to get measles, mumps, rubella, and varicellas, if they've only been vaccinated for them once. Intense exposure to the virus can also make people more vulnerable.

"There are people that are either allergic to the vaccine, there can be some true allergy or they just don't convert over those antibodies," Silavent said.

Sometimes viruses can take 2 -4 weeks to show signs of infections. If you show signs of the virus, see your doctor right away and avoid close contact with people at least 5 days after your glands began to swell.


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