Immunization is also called vaccination. Immunization is a process necessary for new babies, which helps prevent certain diseases like; Polio, smallpox, measles and whooping cough (pertussis). Because newborn is vulnerable to diseases, That is why it is important for your baby to be vaccinated.
Importance of Immunization
- Immunizations protect your child against more diseases than ever before. It helps eliminate diseases that once injured or killed thousands of children. Polio is one example of the great impact that vaccines had. Polio was once most-feared infant disease, causing death and paralysis, thanks to vaccination, which help reduce polio.
- Immunization is very safe and effective. Vaccines are only given to children after a long and careful review by scientists, doctors, and healthcare professionals. The prevention of disease benefits of getting immunization is much greater than the possible side effects for almost all children.
- Immunization protects others you care about. It not only protects your family, but also helps prevent the spread of these diseases to your friends and loved ones.
- Immunizations can save your family time and money. A child with a vaccine-preventable disease helps save time and money spent on medical treatment.
- Immunization protects future generations. Because vaccines have reduced and, eliminated many diseases that killed or severely disabled people just a few generations ago. For example, smallpox vaccination eradicated that disease. If we continue vaccinating now, and vaccinating completely, parents in the future may be able to trust that some diseases of today will no longer be around to harm their children in the future.