“We monitor both the benefits and
risks of the vaccines and we do it
continually with more data than we
have ever had before,” says Dr. James
Talbot, the former chief medical
officer of health for Alberta. “We are
constantly looking at information and
evaluating and solving problems.
We are not complacent about this.
We are dedicated to ensuring
Like any medicine, vaccines can
have side effects. Overwhelmingly,
these effects are nothing more than
a fever, or tenderness and swelling
where the needle was given. The
risks associated with not being
immunized are far greater than the
side effects of being immunized.