Episode 79: Vaccine Safety – Part 1

VACCINE. Does that word scare you to read? It’s understandable if it does – vaccines are the only medicine we give to people who are totally healthy. BUT, do the benefits of what they provide outweigh the risks of what they prevent? That’s what we as adults and as parents have to decide, and this conversation is here to give you the information you need to help with that decision process.

Misinformation around vaccines is nothing new, but it’s running rampant even more so than normal thanks to Covax! I’ve had questions about vaccines for a long time, and when the first Covid-19 vaccine became available I knew I needed to speed up my timeline for this episode. So, I sat down with a REAL expert on the topic! Kennen Hutchison is a virologist working on his PhD at Northwestern University. He quite literally studies viruses and vaccines for a living, so you can have confidence listening to this that he is qualified to speak on the topic!

In the first half of our conversation, Kennen and I are talking broadly about vaccine safety. He’s answering common questions like, what’s the link between vaccines and autism? And, how effective is the flu shot really? Next week in Part 2, Kennen and I will be focusing specifically on the Covid-19 vaccine. But for now, having the base knowledge of how vaccines work and whether or not they are good for our bodies is going to help you more than you realize, especially for those of you who are parents having to make many a vaccine decision!

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