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
- Immunization saves lives.
- Immunization prevents various types of disability in children.
- Immunization protects the next generation.
- It helps save money.
- 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