This info-graphic helps to understand the effect of vaccines in the health, specially on children. The statistic that shocked me most was 1.5 million: the number of kids under 5 years old who die of vaccine-preventable diseases each year.
Di you know how vaccines work?
Vaccines work by introducing a harmless form of virus or bacterium into a person’s immune system. A healthy person’s body recognizes the foreign antigen as unusual and responds by devising a defense (immunity) against it.
Haemophilus, Pertussis, Measles, Tetanus, Pneumococcal disease and Rotavirus are some of the diseases that are immunized by correct vaccine application. May be for us, we never heard because our country has an efficient vaccination plan, but the truth is that these are killing million children every year ..
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