Immunization is the process whereby a person is made resistant or immune to an infectious disease, by the administration of a vaccine. Vaccines stimulate the body’s own immune system to protect the person against subsequent infection or disease.
Immunization is a proven tool for controlling and eliminating life-threatening infectious diseases such as:
- Diphtheria, a serious bacterial infection caused by the bacterium Corynebacterium diphtheria. It affects the mucous membranes of the throat and nose.
- Tetanus, an infection caused by bacteria called Clostridium tetani. It locks the neck and jaw muscles and causes painful muscle contractions.
- Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis. It can lead to uncontrollable and violent.
- Polio, a deadly infectious disease caused by the poliovirus. It affects the brain and spinal cord causes
- Hepatitis B is an infection caused by a virus transmitted through contact with the blood or other bodily fluids of an infected person. The virus can remain in an infected person’s body for years without showing symptoms, and can sometimes lead to death.
- HIB is an infection caused by Haemophilus Influenza Type B that spreads through infected coughing and sneezing. HIB Disease is a common type of meningitis in which infection spreads to the brain and spinal cord.
- Rotavirus is a highly contagious stomach bug that typically strikes babies and young children. It causes unpleasant bout of diarrhea, sometimes vomiting, stomach ache and fever. The virus spreads easily through hand-to-mouth contact of infected individual.
- Measles is a highly contagious infectious disease caused by a virus that spreads through coughs and sneezes of infected individuals.
- Chickenpox is a viral contagious infection that causes itchy rashes and blisters. It is common for young children to catch it, and usually remains inoffensive.
Most of these diseases are childhood illnesses that young ones can catch everyday at home, at school or at the nursery. Our immunization processes can prevent children from getting ill by keep them in optimal health. To know more, refer to our immunization schedule.