Vaccines given to babies do not overload the immune system, despite social media claims

Posted on AllSides April 6th, 2022
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The process of introducing solid foods to a baby can be messy, entertaining and, as any parent who has been through that process knows, deliberate.

Cereals should be fortified with vitamins, doctors say. Fruits and vegetables should be introduced gradually, one ingredient at a time.

So, with all that careful planning about food for the baby’s health, how is it that health officials seem to believe vaccines for infants are OK? That’s the conundrum one widely shared Facebook post raised — but we found its assumption is based on unfounded claims...

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