The benefits of vaccination outweigh the risks. While some people may experience side effects, the protection that immunisation provides against nasty diseases is far more important, not only for individuals, but for entire communities as well.The great majority of side effects that follow a vaccination are minor and don’t last long. The most common side effect is some pain, redness and swelling at the injection site. This inflammatory response is a sign that your immune system is responding to the vaccine as it should.Symptoms such as a mild fever or tiredness are also signs that your immune system is building a protective response to the vaccine. More serious allergic reactions or other side effects from vaccines are extremely rare. In fact, the risk of developing serious side effects from an infectious disease is greater than from the vaccine directed against it.Vaccination is one of the safest ways to protect against contagious disease and life-threatening illness. By the time a vaccine comes to market, there has be... ... See MoreSee Less
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