Vaccinations and Immunizations Services
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Immunization is a worldwide health and development success story, with millions of lives saved each year. Vaccines work with your body’s natural defenses to create immunity and help you avoid illness. Your immune system responds when you receive a vaccination.
We now have vaccines to prevent more than 20 deadly illnesses, including diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, influenza, and measles. Every year, immunization prevents approximately 2-3 million deaths from diseases including diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, influenza, and measles.
Vaccinations and immunizations are an important component of basic health care, and it is a fundamental human right. It’s also one of the most cost-effective medical treatments available. Vaccines are also key components in the prevention and management of epidemic illnesses. They play a vital role in global health security and will be crucial weapons against antibiotic resistance.
Despite enormous advances, nearly 20 million infants each year in the developing world lack access to vaccines, according to data from UNICEF. There is a danger that complacency might undermine past achievements in some countries, with progress stalling or even reversing.
The proportion of the world’s kids who get all the recommended vaccines has remained constant over the last few years.
Are vaccinated with 3 doses of DTP containing vaccine in 2020
of 15 year old girls with final dose of HPV in 2020
Vaccines educate your immune system to create antibodies in the same way as it does when it’s exposed to a disease. However, since vaccines contain only dead or weakened versions of germs such as viruses or bacteria, they do not cause illness or put you at risk of its complications.
There are a variety of illnesses that may be avoided with vaccines, including:
- Cervical cancer
- Hepatitis B
- Japanese encephalitis
- Yellow fever
Other vaccines under development or being tested include ones that protect against Ebola and malaria, which are not yet readily available throughout the world.
In some countries, only a few of these vaccinations are necessary. In certain regions, certain vaccines may be given only before traveling, in areas of risk, or to people in high-risk professions. To discover what immunizations you and your family require, talk to your doctor.