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The Concept of Immunization

Immunization is a form of preventive medicine.It prepares the body to fight against infection.Its aim is to protect individuals and communities from infectious diseases.

What is immunization

Immunization is a form of preventive medicine. Its aim is to protect individuals and communities from infectious diseases. Immunization operates like an early warning system. It prepares the body to fight against infection.

How does immunization work

Immunization operates on the premise that once you have had a disease, you are unlikely to contract it again.

Through injections, oral drops or scratches on the skin, the body is exposed to weakened or dead disease-producing microorganisms or to the toxins they produce. This will cause the individual to develop the same antibodies and antitoxins that would have been developed if the person had actually contracted the disease, in order to fight the disease.

Once the body has been exposed to an infection, the immune system will "recognize" if the disease were to recur, and produce antibodies or antitoxins to destroy the infection. The body has to be exposed to infection once for the immune system to recognize it. This is done through immunization.

What are the risks of immunization

Very rarely, one hears of cases where immunization has resulted in the development of fatal complications. Most children have a mild reaction to immunization, but a few have become seriously ill. With some vaccines there is a negligible risk of serious or permanent damage or even death. As you are aware, your child can be at risk while crossing the street or even sleeping in her bed. Just as you take precautions in these routine life situations, you should take precautions before vaccinating your child. Make sure she is in good health before taking her for a shot and report any side effects to the doctor immediately. Remember that the advantages of immunization far outweigh its drawbacks. It is thanks to immunization that a disease like small pox has been eradicated.

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Raeesa.4 years ago
Immunisation is necessary!!!
Jessica.4 years ago
Nice Article
John.4 years ago
what are the advantages and disadvatages of immunisation??
Erwin Alber.6 years ago
I have yet to see any evidence which shows that vaccinations are of any benefit to anyone except the people who profit from this ugly and brutal money-making racket.

Vaccines are neither safe nor effective and are completely unnecessary for a child's health and development.

The DPT vaccine and the genetically engineered hepatitis B and HPV vaccines are probably the worst vaccines of the lot, but all vaccines are highly toxic and only cause harm, such as ear infections, allergies, asthma, eczema, diabetes, neurological disorders including ADHD,autism and other developmental problems, cancer and many other disorders, as well as death.

Parents who want healthy children should therefore keep them vaccine-free. "Vaccines contain substances which are so noxious that they should not ever be injected into a human body." Dr Viera Scheibner PhD, Australia

"Belief in immunization is a form of delusional insanity."
Dr Herbert Shelton, USA

For further information, visit the 'Vaccination Information Network' (VINE) on Facebook.
Trusha.8 years ago
is immunization necessary?
Ramola.8 years ago

what i wanted to know was that in india or rather mumbaiwe now have a lot of pulse polio doses given. i wanted to know should i give my son ( 4years old) this pulse polio every time it is scheduled. what about booster doses? how often do i have to give him. are they injections or drops? also if you could tell me at what age can i give him which injections besides polio.
SUMANA.8 years ago
do the vaccinations given in india and usa differ?
Wilma M D'soua.8 years ago
my son had his 5 months vaccination. initially he had fever for 2 days followed by a total loss of appetite and vomiting. we took him to the doctor and the doctor prescribed some drops for the vomiting to subside but he guaranteed us that our baby is perfectly healthy and he weighed 5.6 kgs. however, we gave the drops for 2 days and stopped thinking that the vomiting has stopped but it pursued so we continued the drops for another 5 days. still sometimes when he does not want to finish his feed he makes this vomiting face or if he doesn't like the taste of some food he coughs and vomits it all out. what can be a solution to this problem.
jarryd roberts.8 years ago
is immunization neseccary
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