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