Many of our families travel extensively and we want to remind them that other countries don’t always enjoy the level of vaccination found in most states here. In fact, many countries are experiencing a marked increase in the number of cases of measles.
Childhood immunizations are one of the best ways parents can protect infants, children and teens from potentially harmful diseases. Vaccine-preventable diseases can be very serious and can require hospitalization, or even be deadly, especially in infants and young children.
What is Immunity?
When germs from a disease enter the body, they begin to reproduce. These foreign invaders cause your immune system to start making proteins called antibodies. These antibodies’ first job is to help destroy the germs that are making you sick. They can’t act fast enough to prevent you from becoming sick, but by eliminating the attacking germs, antibodies help you to get well.