Our body is equipped with an immune system that can protect us from pathogens that can cause illnesses and infections. However, in some cases, some of these microorganisms can overwhelm our bodies’ natural defenses and make us ill.
This is where vaccinations come in. According to the World Health Organization, vaccination is a simple, safe, and effective way of protecting people from diseases, even before they come into contact with them. The vaccines train our immune system to create antibodies, just as it does when it is exposed to a disease. In a way, it teaches the immune system to recognize and get rid of the microorganism, since it only contains weakened or already killed forms of viruses or bacteria.
The World Health Organization says we now have vaccines that can prevent more than 20 life-threatening diseases. Because of this, people live longer and healthier lives. Currently, immunization prevents 2 to 3 million deaths every year from various diseases, such as tetanus, measles, influenza, and diphtheria.
Vaccines are essential for infants. However, not all of these vaccines are given right after a baby is born. Each vaccine is offered at a different time, and are usually spaced throughout the first 24 months of a child’s life.
At Garnet Health, we’re open as always and ready to care for you. Don’t neglect your health. We have taken extensive precautions at our facilities to keep you safe from the coronavirus. Our highly trained healthcare experts place your safety as our number one priority.