Vaccination News

Vaccination is a critical public health tool that involves administering a vaccine to stimulate an individual’s immune system to develop protection against a disease, without causing the disease itself. Vaccines contain weakened or inactivated parts of a particular organism (antigen) that trigger an immune response within the body. This pre-emptive response prepares the immune system to fight the disease faster and more effectively if and when the person is exposed to the actual disease. Vaccinations have proven to be one of the most effective means of preventing infectious diseases, including those that can lead to severe health complications or death, such as measles, polio, and influenza. The widespread use of vaccines has led to the global eradication of smallpox and significant reductions in the global burden of other diseases. Vaccination not only protects individuals but also contributes to community or herd immunity, thereby reducing the spread of infections even among those who are not vaccinated.