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Why Vaccines Are Important for Kids and Communities

In today’s world, doctors use vaccines to protect children from very bad diseases. Vaccines are like a shield that helps the body fight these illnesses. They make sure if the child gets sick later, their body can fight the disease and stay healthy.

How Vaccines Work: Vaccines are like practice for the body’s soldiers. They teach the body how to fight the disease. A tiny bit of the disease is put into the body, but it’s not enough to make the child sick. Instead, it helps the body get stronger so it can stop the disease if it ever comes.

Diseases Vaccines Protect Against: Vaccines keep kids safe from serious sicknesses like chickenpox, diphtheria, measles, polio, and whooping cough. These illnesses can make kids very sick and even put them in the hospital. Vaccines make sure these diseases stay away.

Why You Should Get Your Child Vaccinated

  1. Saves Lives: Vaccines have made some very dangerous diseases disappear or become less common. They keep kids alive and healthy.
  2. Safe and Helpful: Doctors make sure vaccines are safe before giving them. The tiny pain from the shot is much better than getting sick.
  3. Helps Everyone: Vaccines don’t just protect one child. They also help keep other people safe, like babies and old people, who can get really sick.
  4. Saves Time and Money: Schools and daycares need kids to have vaccines. If your child has all their shots, you don’t have to worry about problems with school or daycare.
  5. Protects the Future: When we all get vaccinated, we stop diseases from spreading. This means our kids and grandkids will be healthier too.

Keeping Track of Shots: It’s important to write down when your child gets their shots. Schools and daycares might ask for this information. If you lose it, there’s a place called the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register that can give you a copy.

At Camberwell Medical Clinic, we understand how important it is to keep your child safe. Our doctors and nurses are here to help and make sure your child stays healthy. If you have questions about vaccines, don’t hesitate to ask us. Let’s work together to keep our kids healthy and make our future better.

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