What is the importance of childhood immunisation programmes?

Answer:

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:

  • measles
  • meningococcal C
  • whooping cough (pertussis)
  • chickenpox (varicella)
  • German measles (rubella)
  • mumps
  • pneumococcal disease
  • polio
  • tetanus, etc.

Why childhood immunisation programmes is important?

Childhood immunization programmes give long term protection to children against many infectious diseases.

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