Child Immunizations

Child immunizations help to protect your child against illness, and they work in tandem with the body's natural defenses.

Antigens are the basic ingredients in all vaccines. The immune system responds to antigens by generating:

  • antibodies
  • Immune memory

This procedure aids in the eradication of specific germs that may make your youngster sick.

Although vaccinations will not completely eliminate the infection or its impact, they can help to prevent it.

If your child isn’t vaccinated against the diseases he or she is prone to, they can get seriously ill. This occurs because their immune system hasn’t been developed to fight the germs.

How are they given

Most vaccines are administered via a needle in the arm or thigh. The rotavirus vaccine, for example, is given through the mouth. There’s also a flu vaccination for children that is delivered via the nostril.

Each vaccination is given separately. The MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine, for example, protects against three diseases at once with a single injection.

Several vaccines may be given at the same time to your child’s immune system. A newborn may react to 10,000 distinct antigens at any one moment.

the effectiveness of Child Vaccinations

There are presently fifteen life-threatening illnesses that vaccines may protect your child against in Canada. The majority of these childhood immunizations give more than 90% protection against the illness.

Vaccines are perfectly safe, although, like any other drug or supplement, they may cause unwanted effects.

Although most children develop sufficient immunity after immunization, some youngsters may only acquire partial protection.

In exceptional circumstances, individuals who have only acquired partial immunity after immunization may become infected and develop the illness. However, vaccination helps to avoid serious disease and severe consequences, including death.