What is Vaccination?
Vaccination helps protect you from infectious diseases. And it also helps to reduce the spread of diseases and prevents epidemics. In most cases, immunization is given in the form of injections. A drug that is administered is called a vaccine, and the process is vaccinated or immunized.
The vaccine, as a rule, contains a small amount of weakened or dead forms of microorganisms or viruses that cause the disease. This amount is not enough for the development of the disease in reality. But it is enough to form an immune response, in which antibodies are produced. Subsequently, antibodies will be able to recognize and attack such microorganisms or viruses when ingested.
Sometimes vaccination does not prevent the disease completely, but contributes to its easier flow. Some vaccinations are done only once. Other vaccinations are carried out in several stages.
Why is it necessary to be vaccinated?
- Immunization can protect you and your child from dangerous diseases.
- And it also helps to reduce the spread of diseases and prevents epidemics.
- It is much easier to undergo immunization than to treat the disease.
- Vaccines can cause serious side effects, but in very rare cases.
- Vaccination is also necessary for hiring or for traveling to other countries. Consult a doctor about the need for vaccination at least 6 months before departure.
- A woman who plans to become pregnant needs to consult a doctor about immunization. Those who live with a pregnant woman should also consult a doctor about the advisability of vaccination.