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The importance of Vaccinations
Vaccinations are important to staying healthy and protecting ourselves from severe or deadly diseases. Vaccinations work by boosting the immune system’s ability to fight certain infections and teaches our immune system to recognise and fight specific germs so that when we are exposed to those germs, we will have a much lower risk of falling ill. Vaccinations are most effective when given at certain ages, so it is crucial to speak to your doctor about the best time for you or your child to receive vaccinations. By getting vaccinated, we not only protect ourselves but also help to prevent the spread of disease by ensuring that fewer people are susceptible to infection. In short, vaccinations play a vital role in protecting public health and should be considered essential to staying healthy.
Vaccinations are an essential part of travel preparation, as they help to protect against diseases that are common in other parts of the world. Some different vaccines are recommended for travelers, depending on their destination. For example, travelers to India, Cambodia, and Vietnam should consider getting vaccinations for tetanus, malaria, and Hepatitis A. In addition, all travelers should ensure that they are up-to-date on their routine vaccinations, such as the MMR vaccine, polio vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, chickenpox vaccine, and flu vaccine. By taking these precautions, travelers can help reduce their risk of contracting diseases abroad.
Vaccinations are an important part of preventative health care, especially for children. Vaccinations protect the individual who receives them and help reduce the spread of diseases in the community. Children have weaker immune systems and are thus more susceptible to diseases. The Health Promotion Board recommends children get 12 vaccinations spaced out from birth to 17 years of age. The most common ones are the BCG, MMR, DTaP, varicella (chickenpox), and Hepatitis B. Please look at the National Immunization Schedule on the HPB website for the full schedule.
Vaccination is safe, effective, and the best way to protect yourself and your community during flu season. Vaccines help your body build immunity against the strains of influenza that are most likely to circulate and to stop the spread of the flu, which can cause high fever, respiratory tract symptoms, myalgia, and occasionally severe respiratory complications and death. Influenza is spread by nasal secretions, coughing, and sneezing, which are fairly common in everyday life. However, if you are vaccinated, you are much less likely to contract the flu and spread it to others.
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