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About Vaccines

Vaccines save 2-3 million lives each year. Wherever children are not vaccinated, their lives and their communities are at risk.

What are vaccines?

  • Vaccines are shots and drops that protect against serious diseases.
  • Medicine helps people get better when they are sick. Vaccines prevent people from getting sick in the first place.
  • Most vaccines are given to babies because it is easy for babies to get sick, but most vaccines protect for life.
  • Each vaccine protects against a particular disease so it is important to get all shots.

How do vaccines work?

  • Vaccines give your child super-powers against dangerous diseases.
  • Vaccines teach your child’s body to recognize and remember germs that make them sick. When a vaccinated child meets a dangerous germ, it immediately recognizes the threat and fights it off.
  • Vaccines train the immune system to fight off diseases.

5 Facts on Vaccines

  1. Vaccines are safe and effective.
  2. Vaccines prevent deadly illnesses.
  3. Vaccines provide better immunity than natural infections.
  4. Combined vaccines are safe and beneficial.
  5. If we stop vaccination, diseases will return.
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