Infectious diseases are spreading like wildfire all around the globe. Contagious diseases have taken lives of millions in the past 500 years and with the extreme boom in the population that has been witnessed on earth. The chances of the spread of any infectious disease have grown significantly high. In these testing times, the development of vaccines for infectious diseases has saved a comprehensive number of lives.
Vaccines help provide immunity against the infectious diseases and prepare the body to fight the infection when later exposed to it in their lifetime. Immunization is the end result of a vaccination i.e. when an individual becomes immune to a disease due to the immunity provided by the vaccine. In other words one can say that vaccines reduce the effect of a disease by developing the natural self defense mechanism of the body for its protection and hence, it provides immunity against the disease, which is called immunization. Most of the vaccines are administered through injections but some are given orally or sprayed into the nose.
How vaccines works:
- Vaccines contain the same virus or the germ that causes the disease but are dead, inactive or weakened so that it doesn’t affect the body of the individual, worsening the situation.
- When the body is exposed to the inactive microbe or virus, it develops natural antibodies to fight with it overtime and these antibodies stay in the body for the lifetime and remember how to fight the disease.
- If a microbe enters the body in future the antibodies will fight and destroy the microbe or virus in order to save the life of the individual.
- In most of the cases the person develops immunization against a disease after vaccination but in some cases an individual might get the disease even post vaccination because of any comorbid disease that might affect the immune system of the individual.
- But in some cases the mortality is observed to be less and the patient usually recovers after a mild sickness and doesn’t suffer serious complications.
Some diseases for which Immunization is possible:
- Blood infection
- Ear infection
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
- Varicella (chickenpox)
Why Eternal Hospital?
At Eternal Hospital, we have a highly qualified and dedicated team of Pediatrics who are always committed to providing the latest and most advanced medical care to all our patients. Being a trusted name in healthcare, we act compassionately while ensuring confidentiality to those who need it. We have set high standards in patient-centric premium care and outstanding patient safety, and exceptional maintenance in a timely manner. In addition, we adhere to the use of up-to-the-minute innovations to offer state-of-the-art treatments to our patients with unparalleled results.