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Vaccines are safe and problems are 'extremely rare,' study says
Vaccines are safe and problems are 'extremely rare,' study says

Public health experts have taken a fresh look at the safety records of childhood vaccines and once again pronounced them safe. A systematic review published Tuesday by the journal Pediatrics notes some evidence of “adverse effects” from 11 vaccines. But the authors of the 13-page report emphasize that such problems are “extremely rare” and that the benefits of routine childhood immunizations far outweigh the risks. “Vaccines are considered one of the greatest public health achievements of the 20th century for their role in eradicating smallpox and controlling polio, measles, rubella and other infectious diseases in the United States,” wrote the study...

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