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Immunizations
Immunizations

Baby receiving immunization


Why Immunize?

-diseases become rare through vaccinations
-immunizing keeps disease under control until it is eliminated

How do Immunizations work?

-they introduce weak forms of viruses into your body so that your immune system can build up antibodies to protect you from contracting the disease.
- introducing the disease into your system early on helps prevent you from catching it later

Applications

-specific immunizations required in most states to school aged children who attend day care and school

Immunization Scares

-afraid of needles
-false theory that Autism is caused by vaccinations


Types of Immunizations (Vaccines)
Immunizations are commonly used and in most states required for children in order to attend school. Common immunizations (in parentheses) given to children help protect them from the following diseases:

  • Diptheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTP/DTaP/DT/T dap)
  • Polio (IPV/OPV)
  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
  • Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib):
  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Varicella (Chicken pox vaccine)

Vaccination Checklist

-Do you need any vaccinations? Check the form below!


Related Terminology
  • Shots
  • Vaccines
  • Vaccinations

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