Immunization: The Shield Against Preventable Diseases

October 21st, 2023
Immunization: The Shield Against Preventable Diseases


Immunization: Your Child's Best Defense

Immunizations are a cornerstone of public health, especially for children. Let's explore why they are so crucial.

What is Immunization?

Immunization is the process by which a person is made immune or resistant to an infectious disease, typically by administering a vaccine.

The Importance: Why Vaccinate?

  1. Disease Prevention: Many deadly diseases can be prevented.
  2. Community Safety: Protects those who can't be vaccinated.
  3. Eradication: Some diseases have been eradicated thanks to vaccines.


Common Vaccines: What to Expect

  1. MMR: Measles, Mumps, Rubella.
  2. DTaP: Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis.
  3. Polio: To prevent poliomyelitis.

Side Effects: Minor Concerns

  1. Fever: A common reaction.
  2. Soreness: At the injection site.
  3. Irritability: May occur in some children.

Next Steps

If you find this information beneficial and wish to stay updated on children's health topics, consider subscribing to our newsletter. If you have questions about immunizations for your child, feel free to book an appointment with Dr. Michael Nwaneri. We're here to offer expert advice, no obligations.