What is immunization?
Immunization is the ability of the body to produce an immune response either naturally or by vaccination. These strategies help people develop immunity or resistance to a specific disease. Immunization is the method of making a person immune to a specific disease through the administration of a vaccine.
What diseases does immunisation protect children from?
Immunisation protects against many serious childhood diseases, including:
- meningococcal C
- whooping cough (pertussis)
- chickenpox (varicella)
- German measles (rubella)
- pneumococcal disease
- tetanus, etc.
Why childhood immunisation programmes is important?
Childhood immunization programmes give long term protection to children against many infectious diseases.