Immunization is a global health and development success story, saving millions of lives every year. According to research immunization currently prevents 3.5-5 million death every year from diseases like diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, influenza, and measles. It is one of the most impactful and cost-effective public health interventions available, averting over 4 million deaths every year.

According to WHO, one in five children in Africa still does not receive all the necessary and basic vaccines and as a result, children fall sick from vaccine-preventable diseases.

What is child immunization?

Child immunization/Child vaccination is a way of creating immunity /Protection from some diseases. Vaccines stimulate the immune system to react as if there were a real infection. It fends off the infection and remembers the germ if it enters the body late. Examples of vaccines given are; BCG, Hepatitis B vaccine, Flu vaccine, MMR vaccine, Penta vaccine, measles vaccine, Yellow fever vaccine etc.

Importance of child immunization

  1. Immunization saves lives.
  2. Immunization prevents various types of disability in children.
  3. Immunization protects the next generation.
  4. It helps save money.
  5. Immunization has helped rid the world of serious, debilitating diseases.

The growth of a nation relies on the healthy state of the children of that nation. According to Ralphs Waldo Emerson ‘ the first wealth is health

Get your child vaccinated today

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