Immunization For Babies
In this article, Immunization For Babies we are going to discuss different vaccinations for the Babies. Immunization is very important to protect them from life-threatening diseases.
What is Immunization?
Immunization is a process by which resistance to an infectious disease is created in a person by administering vaccine. Vaccines stimulate the immune system of the body and protect it from infection or diseases. Thus, It is one of the best ways to protect your child from serious diseases that may be contagious or deadly. This is done by using small amounts of a killed or weakened microorganism that causes the disease.
Is it safe?
Many parents worry that vaccines may harm their children or they may cause the same disease that they should prevent. But this is unlikely to happen as the risks of vaccinations are small compared with the health risks of the diseases they’re intended to prevent. Sometimes the child may get fever or the injected part of the body may become sore but very rarely there are any serious reactions.
Diseases like measles, polio, and tetanus have no cure. Measles may cause brain damage, polio may cause paralysis and mums may cause deafness. Therefore vaccination is the only way to protect the children.
If your child is very sick when it’s time for a vaccine, talk to your doctor or health care provider.
Some of the recommended vaccinations:
Chickenpox (varicella) vaccine
Diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis vaccine (DTaP)
Hepatitis A vaccine (HepA)
Hepatitis B vaccine (HepB)
Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine
Measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine (MMR)
Pneumococcal vaccine (PCV)
Polio vaccine (IPV)
This schedule of recommended immunizations may vary depending upon where you live, your child’s health, the type of vaccine, and the vaccines available.
Hence it is important to talk to your doctor about the right vaccinations and schedule for your child.
Immunization has averted about 2 to 3 million deaths each year. Furthermore, It is the most cost-effective health investment and a proven tool for controlling and eliminating life-threatening infectious diseases.