Immunization is the process where a person is made immune or resistant to an infectious disease, typically by the administration of a vaccine (medicine).
Did you know?
- Immunization prevents between 2-3 million deaths every year.
- Most diseases prevented by vaccines are no longer common in the United States. If vaccines weren’t used, just a few cases could quickly turn into tens or hundreds of thousands.
- In the past 60 years, vaccines helped eradicate (eliminate) smallpox and are close to eradicating polio.
Why is this important?
Immunizations help prevent diseases from spreading. They protect against diseases, are very safe and effective, and can save lives!
These are just a few quick facts about immunizations and vaccines. To learn more check out this link here.
Check out this week’s Wellness Wednesday post to learn more about National Immunization Awareness Month. Click here.