The pros and cons of getting the rabies shot

Some people are still afraid that vaccines are causing autism in their children, even though science seems to have pretty conclusively proved that this is not the case; but we parents do love our offspring and want to do all we can to protect them.

Which of course is why you should vaccinate them: to protect them from the many diseases that killed and crippled previous generations of children. 

Now there is a movement against getting distemper or rabies vaccines for dogs and cats. There is a fear that the shots will (again) cause autism. 

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