How is immunization done?

What is the process of immunization?

Immunization is the process of giving a vaccine to a person to protect them against disease. Immunity (protection) by immunization is similar to the immunity a person would get from disease, but instead of getting the disease you get a vaccine.

What is immunization and how does it work?

Vaccines give you immunity to a disease without you getting sick first. They are made using killed or weakened versions of the disease-causing germ or parts of the germ (called antigens). For some vaccines, genetic engineering is used to make the antigens used in the vaccine.

What is full immunization?

A child is said to be fully immunized if child receives all due vaccine as per national immunization schedule within 1st year age of child. The two major milestones of UIP have been the elimination of polio in 2014 and maternal and neonatal tetanus elimination in 2015.

What is the importance of immunization?

Immunizations, also known as vaccinations, help protect you from getting an infectious disease. When you get vaccinated, you help protect others as well. Vaccines are very safe. It is much safer to get the vaccine than an infectious disease.

What’s the difference between a vaccine and immunization?

Vaccination: The act of introducing a vaccine into the body to produce protection from a specific disease. Immunization: A process by which a person becomes protected against a disease through vaccination. This term is often used interchangeably with vaccination or inoculation.

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What is the theory behind immunization?

Immunization is a global health and development success story, saving millions of lives every year. Vaccines reduce risks of getting a disease by working with your body’s natural defences to build protection. When you get a vaccine, your immune system responds.

What is routine immunization?

Routine immunization is the foundation through which countries provide access to lifesaving vaccines and control and eradicate vaccine-preventable diseases. It is the process of timely vaccination on a regular basis with vaccines considered important for a given country to reduce morbidity and mortality.

At what age is a child fully immunized?

A child who stays on schedule will complete the basic series of immunizations by 15 to 18 months, but will still need a flu shot every fall to stay as protected as possible against influenza. More booster shots at 4 years old reinforce those childhood vaccines.