Dr Deepa Easow, Senior Consultant, Department of Paediatrics and Neonatology, talks about the importance of immunization in children, from a newborn baby to the adolescent period. She tells us what is immunization and how it serves as the greatest gift that a parent can give a child.
Immunization is the process of giving a vaccine to protect the child against diseases. Immunity (protection) by immunization is similar to the immunity a person would get from a disease, but instead of getting the disease, you get a vaccine. When you get immunized, your body is tricked into thinking that it has been infected with the disease. It makes antibodies that kill the germs. These antibodies stay in your body for a long time and remember how to fight the infection.
Hence, a vaccine ensures that your child’s body is ready to defend itself from deadly diseases. It is essential for kids to be equipped against such diseases so that they don’t succumb to illness often. At MGM Children’s, you can get to know about the necessary vaccines and get your child vaccinated.