Vaccine is something that your kids must need in order to make their immune system stronger and better. So then, they will not get infected by the various dangerous illnesses so easily even until they are adults. There are many people believe that this treatment can really prevent their kids from any contagious diseases. Meanwhile, some others are still afraid of the myths when they have to let their kids get vaccinated. Well, it will be nice if you find out what actually the effectiveness and the side effects of vaccine by reading below.
All of the vaccines that are available now will definitely protect your kids from any virus in the most effective way possible. It is because vaccine can improve the immune system of your kids by increasing the defensive cells, so that it will be able to weaken the development of the pathogen virus so well. So then, it can really avoid your kids from the terrible illness before it gets worse. Furthermore, it can be so much more effective as long as your kids get vaccinated earlier. In this case, it will be great if you give the suitable vaccine to your kids since they were still infants (0 week to 14 week) and when they are a little bit older (18 months to 6 years). Nevertheless, you have to make sure that you discuss about it with your trustworthy doctor. So, you will be able to find out when you have to give the best vaccine to your kids.
Moreover, there are some side effects that will commonly happen after your kids get vaccinated, which can be like low grade fever and redness around the injection site. It is actually a normal thing that prove that the vaccine really work on your kids. Thus, there is nothing that you need to worry because it will usually disappear in few days.
Long time ago, people was suffering from communicable infections and could not do something about it due to limitations. Many people die because of infectious diseases back then. Luckily, there were several scientists who dedicated themselves to search for the perfect prevention. Greek observant realized that people who were not dying by smallpox did not get the same disease later on. This concept was the start of vaccination. Edward Jenner came out with the idea of the term “vaccine” that was derived from Variolae vaccinate while successfully try-out cowpox to prevent smallpox.
Vaccine is the preparation for your body to adapt to certain disease before it actually attacks your body. Vaccination is consisted of introduces your body to agent which is weakened or killed viruses or bacteria in very safe amount. After that, your immune system will try to identify the agent as foreigner. Because this agent is recognized as foreign agent, your immune system will destroy it and create antibody which remembers how to do if this agent enters your body again. It is basically allowing your body to learn how to recognize and attack particular disease microbe. There are four types of vaccine which are attenuated vaccine, inactivated vaccine, toxoid vaccine, and biosynthetic vaccine.
Attenuated or live virus vaccine which uses debilitated virus is widely practiced to encounter measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella or chickenpox. Inactivated vaccine which created from tiny pieces of virus or bacteria like its protein is used in the prevention of pertussis (whooping cough). Toxoid vaccine which is contained of microbe’s toxin makes people at prevented from the harmful effect of the infectious diseases such as diphtheria and tetanus. Lastly, the source of biosynthetic vaccine is made artificially in the lab that created to be identical to the virus or bacteria. This vaccine is used in Hepatitis B prevention.
World Health Organization (WHO) is battling infectious diseases since years ago. Preventing the vaccine-preventable diseases is as same as letting people to stay alive and productive. In 2012 at the 65th World Health Assembly, many of governments in the world were making pact to join Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP). GVAP is a project created to avoid millions of deaths comes from infectious diseases which have already vaccines to prevent them by 2020. This framework commits to make routine immunization stronger, eradicate polio as the first goal in vaccine-preventable diseases controlling, introduce noble vaccines, and encourage vaccines and technologies research and development.