DON'T NEGLECT, VACCINATE!

The truth about vaccination

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Immunization saves lifes. Know it!

According to UNICEF Organisation, every year immunization can be credited with saving approximately 9 million lives worldwilde. A further 16 million deaths a year could be prevented if effective vaccines were deployed against all potentially vaccine-preventable diseases. After two hundred years from the discovery of vaccine we managed to bring 7 diseases under control: smallpox, diphtheria, tetanus, yellow fever, whooping cough, polio, and measles.

We are close to eradicate poliomyelitis!

When a disease stops circulating in a region, it’s considered eliminated in that region.

Polio, though it has been reduced or eliminated in many countries through widespread vaccination, still circulates in some areas because many cases do not present easily recognizable symptoms. Over 80% of the world's children are now being immunzed against polio virus!

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Immunization controversy: Are vaccines safe?

Mith & Reality

Nowadays there is a worldwide controversy regarding the safety of vaccination, especially among parents of young children. The truth is that vaccine by definition means exposing a healthy child to a weakened virus, therefore there are not 100% risck-free vaccines.

Anyway, what every parent needs to know, is that the associated side-effects from a shot are considered insignificant in comparison with the damage of contracting the disease itself which in most cases is fatal!

The Real Threat:

People usually tend to think that since most of the population is vaccinated, a few rebel-activists who refuse vaccination don't represent a threat. Unfortunately, immunization doesn't protect only the individual, but the whole community, by limiting the number of reservoirs for an infection. Therefore any person who is not vaccinated can be a host for viruses, can pass them on to susceptible individuals such as pregnant women, babies, children who are behind with their vaccination schedules, or even immunized children who do not respond to vaccination and those who can not be vaccinated due to some medical conditions.

You can make the difference! Raise awareness in your community! Be a model: don't neglect, vaccinate!

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Disclaimer!

The presentation above is for educational puropses only. A part of the contact information is fictional.

Credits for the information go to www.unicef.org www.parents.com http://www.historyofvaccines.org.

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