Assume, while you’re walking casually, hit a rock, and fall right on your face! Just as you fall, a pool of platelets rushes to the target sites and clots the blood immediately. Not just platelets, but the complete immune system, safeguard the human body against any disease-causing bacteria.
Hiding inside of that big body is Immunity. It is a crucial way of the body to prevent itself from sickness. The immune system acts a shield and identifies germs and other bacteria’s as nasty foreign invaders. Following this, an army is set up to fight these, they are called the antibodies.
However, the immune system identifies, learns and then remembers the antigens. This seems to be a time taking process, and the body has to get sick for the same. Is there any way that immunity can be provided to the child without having to face the disease first? Yes, here we have Vaccines to the rescue!
How do vaccines actually fight against diseases?
Unlike antibodies, Vaccines contain the same allergens which cause the disease to be present within it. It acts as a catalyst and aids in increasing the response rate of the immune system. Vaccines mimic the disease, provoking the immune system to develop immunity for this kind of a disease. In this way, the body distinguishes and prepares itself for any kind of a surprise attack against such vaccine-preventable illnesses. Since the vaccine is not as strong as a real disease, thus getting oneself vaccinated is a method of prevention for fighting diseases.
Any day, vaccines can be regarded as a dependable alternative for a child under the risk for a disease.
Take, for instance, getting your child a vaccine for polio, will not give the baby polio, but instead would prep the body’s immune system to fight polio, if it occurs in future.
Why is it crucial to take childhood vaccines?
According to statistics collected from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 700 thousands of deaths have been obviated only on the account of routine childhood vaccinations. Great News, Childhood Vaccines work! Building up about 90 to 100% of the body’s immunity system against a disease, vaccines taken in childhood last throughout one’s life.
On an ending note, with all the generosity that Vaccines provide, we must have a look at the fact that many of these vaccine-preventable diseases have not been eradicated. Yes, maybe the frequency of occurrence of diseases is small, and this progress can be credited to the measures taken by the government. The celebrity campaigns, provision of immunization even in the smallest of suburbs, and the quick response of the health organizations must be recognized.