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?
- Disease Prevention: Many deadly diseases can be prevented.
- Community Safety: Protects those who can't be vaccinated.
- Eradication: Some diseases have been eradicated thanks to vaccines.
Common Vaccines: What to Expect
- MMR: Measles, Mumps, Rubella.
- DTaP: Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis.
- Polio: To prevent poliomyelitis.
Side Effects: Minor Concerns
- Fever: A common reaction.
- Soreness: At the injection site.
- Irritability: May occur in some children.
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