Vaccines and Immunizations

By: Nic

OUCH! Why do we need to get shots?! What do they do? Do they even help me? Are they even important?! In this flyer, you will learn why vaccines and immunizations are important, why we need them, and how they work. But first, what are vaccines and immunizations? A vaccine is a product that produces immuness to a disease. But what is an immunization? An immunization is where a person is made immune/resistant to an infectious disease. An immunization is a proven tool to prevent life threatening diseases.
Now that you have learned why we need vaccines and immunizations, what they are for, and, how they work, visit your doctor and see if you need to get vaccinated, and remember all the cool facts you learned about vaccines and immunizations.

To learn more visit: http://www.vaccines.gov/more_info/features/five-important-reasons-to-vaccinate-your-child.html

http://www.who.int/topics/immunization/en/ http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vac-gen/howvpd.htm