All babies are born protected against certain diseases due to antibodies passed down to them from their mothers. But, this does not guarantee protection against all diseases. So, what do parents need to do to ensure their little bundle of joy remains healthy and safe from the attack of diseases?
Vaccination is the answer! Vaccination is the best way to protect your child against many dangerous diseases. Kidshealth.org says vaccination (immunization) is a good way of creating immunity to certain diseases by administering small amounts of a killed or weakened microorganism that causes the disease. This stimulates the body’s immune system to fight against the disease and arms it to fight similar attacks in the future.
Vaccines keep your children healthy but are they safe? According to an article published in familydoctor.org, vaccines are generally safe. Although, some vaccines may cause temporary side effects, the protection provided by them far outweigh the very small risk of serious problems.
There are many types of vaccines with some of the important ones being:
- The flu or the influenza vaccine.
- The DTP vaccine that offers protection against diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis.
- The Td booster vaccine for diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis.
- The rotavirus vaccine that protects against rotavirus.
- The MMR vaccine that protects against measles, mumps and rubella.
Remember, vaccines are safe for your children and there is no reason to worry about them. To know more about vaccination and its positive impact, please flip through the pages of this ClipBook.
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Check out the recommended immunization schedule for children from birth to 6 years.
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