In recent years, there has been a significant amount of opinion and even misinformation shared in public about potential complications from receiving vaccines. It’s critically important to understand the true evidence-based science, but for brevity here, I would reassure everyone that vaccines are absolutely safe and have not been proven to cause autism or other genetic anomalies. Most importantly, the best way you can protect your own child from those who are not vaccinated, is give them the appropriate vaccines. Once a child or adult has been vaccinated, their risk of contracting a disease from an unvaccinated individual is essentially eradicated. Vaccines assist our body’s incredible immune system to develop immunities and antibodies that prevent specific infections.