Posts Tagged ‘immunization’

Flu Vaccine

Influenza, commonly known as flu, is a highly contagious disease caused by the influenza virus. Vaccination is the best protection against influenza, so for best protection against influenza, people are strongly advised to get the influenza vaccine every year. This year, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is advised to get the influenza vaccine as…

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Looking After a New Baby

Keeping your baby safe is very important. Buying new furniture and other things can excite but before buying it because it looks good, always make sure it is safe. Home safety Trying to keep your house as safe as possible can be difficult. You may like to use a checklist as a starting point for…

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Childhood Immunization

Immunization is a simple, safe and effective way of protecting children against certain diseases. The serious health risks of these diseases are far greater than the very small risks of immunization. Immunization protects children against harmful infections before they come into contact with them in the community. It uses the body’s natural defense mechanism, the…

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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a condition that affects a person’s ability to interact with the world around them. ASD is a neuro-developmental disability thought to have neurological or genetic causes (or both). The term ASD includes autism, Asperger’s syndrome and pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (PPD-NOS). ASD affects around 1 in 100 to…

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Varicella (Chickenpox)

Varicella is usually a mild and common childhood illness that can also occur at any stage of life. The illness must be treated seriously in all cases because it can be associated with severe complications and even death. Varicella causes a rash of red, itchy spots that turn into fluid-filled blisters. They then crust over…

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Importance of Immunization

Early education and child care settings present unique challenges for infection control due to the highly vulnerable population, close interpersonal contact, shared toys and other objects, and limited ability of young children to understand or practice good respiratory etiquette and hand hygiene. Routine immunizations at the appropriate age are the best means of protecting children…

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