Importance Of Immunization
Parents are indeed concerned about the health and safety of their children. Illness and
death caused by infectious diseases, while not as widespread as a half-century ago, are still
a danger. Vaccines protect children by preparing their bodies to fight many potentially
deadly diseases. Disease prevention is key to public health. It is always better to prevent a
disease than to treat it.
Vaccines can protect both the people who receive them and those with whom they come in
contact. Vaccines are responsible for the control of many infectious diseases that were once
common in this country and around the world, including polio, measles, diphtheria,
pertussis (whooping cough), rubella (German measles), mumps, tetanus, and Haemophilus
influenzae type b (Hib). Vaccine eradicated smallpox, one of the most devastating diseases
Over the years vaccines have prevented countless cases of infectious diseases and saved
literally millions of lives. Vaccine-preventable diseases have a costly impact, resulting in
doctor's visits, hospitalizations, and premature deaths. Sick children can also cause parents
to lose time from work. Immunization can prevent childhood diseases like whopping
cough, measles, diphtheria, chicken pox, small pox, poliomyelitis and yellow fever by giving
chemical substance which has the causative form of the infection to reduce contagious
First, it has lessened mortality rate among
children. About two decades ago many
children died because they were not
immunized from these deadly childhood
diseases. Now, due to this program and
public enlightenment given to it, many
parents noticed the call and immunized their
children against these childhood diseases and
the result is what we have now, that is, the
children are alive.
Next, children are now looking healthy, not
only are the children having long life span but
also they are looking well and fit. They do not have troubled growth. Thirdly, on the part of
parents especially mothers, they now heave the sign of relief due to surviving percentage of
their children. Even most of the time they prescribe unrelated and untested drugs for them
to use for the hospitals, clinics, and sometimes, wait at home for medical workers to
immunize their children. In other words, it saves them time, money, energy and pains.
Vaccinations don’t just to protect your children. It also protects your grandchildren and their
grandchildren. If you keep vaccinating now, parents in the future may be able to trust that
diseases like polio and meningitis won't infect, cripple, or kill children. Vaccinations are one
of the best ways to put an end to the serious effects of certain diseases.
Immunization has brought sound health to the children in the world. With Dr. Norman
Novis, M.D.’s Patients First Primary Care offers complete immunization package, from
infants, toddlers, preschoolers until they are young adults. There are also immunization
for special circumstances like Meningitis vaccine and Pneumococcal vaccines. Ask your
doctor which vaccines your child should receive, or you may call 352-633-7659 for more
information. So why worry for your child’s health when you can always prevent possible
diseases by ensuring that he gets completely immunized.
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