Posts Tagged ‘vaccines’

How Vaccines prevent Infectious Diseases

The immune system is your body’s natural defense system. The first time you are exposed to a virus or bacteria, the immune system can be slow to make antibodies. That is because it does not recognize the virus or bacteria. While your immune system is making new antibodies, the virus or bacteria multiplies and spreads…

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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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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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