#1 Myth: Vaccines could cause terrible side effects
You should know that vaccines go through many rigorous tests before they become available. Indeed, there’s still a chance you could have mild side effects such as bruising or a day of having sniffly nose, but a serious side effect is very rare, says Jennifer Lighter Fisher, MD, pediatric hospital epidemiologist at NYU Langone Medical Center.
“Vaccines are tested in more children over a longer period of time than any other drug before they’re approved by the FDA,” she says. What you see on the market has been shown to have a lot of benefits that should far outweigh any potential risks.