CAPCIT (2014) Vaccines, a health need and a public asset. CAPCIT-Bulletin No. 6, June 2014,
Key Ideas: — Vaccines are the main tool for preventing many infectious diseases, both viral and bacterial. — People who have been vaccinated or immunized against a particular disease indirectly protect those who have not been vaccinated. — People who have not been vaccinated against a disease are at risk of contracting it and transmitting it to family, friends and other susceptible people in their environment. — Like any medical procedure, vaccination may have undesirable effects in a very small number of cases. Therefore, the greatest precaution should be taken in its preparation and administration. — The problems (side effects) associated with vaccination tend to involve a lower risk to the patient receiving it than the bacterial or viral disease against which they have been vaccinated. — There is no proven scientific evidence that vaccines cause autism or sterility.
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Advisory Board of the Parliament of Catalonia for Science and Technology (CAPCIT)