National Immunization Awareness Month
Immunization is the process whereby a person is made immune or resistant to an infectious disease, typically by the administration of a vaccine. Vaccines stimulate the body's own immune system to protect the person against subsequent infection or disease.
Quick Facts & Figures
- Vaccinations prevent disease in homes, schools, communities, hospitals and even in the event of bioterror attacks.
- Urban legends can be terror attacks where parents are too afraid to vaccinate their children.
- Failure to vaccinate has already caused many preventable deaths and avoidable childhood disease hospitalizations.
- Vaccines do not cause disease.
- Vaccinations before traveling abroad help to ensure global public safety.
- There is no scientific evidence to link autism to mercury in vaccines.
www.vaccineinformation.org www.immunize.org www.immunize.org/reports/report094.pdf • Item #T2011-94 (3/14/07) U.
Some Forms of Vaccinations or Protection Against Disease
- Booster /shots (not just for kids)
- Pills (Ever taken a pill to prevent motion sickness?)
- Intranasal / Sprays (quick pain treatment and flu vaccines)
- Repellents (insect bite protection)
- DNA, Trait or Gene (sometimes it’s already built in us)
Old Proverb, “Prevention is a pound of cure.”