Home Health Wellness Wellness oi-Neha Ghosh By Neha Ghosh on April 30, 2020 World Immunization Week is celebrated in the last week of April (24 to 30 April). Its main objective is to encourage the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against diseases. Globally, Immunisation is considered a cost-effective public health intervention and every year millions of lives are saved by immunisation. The World Immunization Week 2020 theme is #VaccinesWorkforAll. Vaccines trigger the immune system to protect the body against infections or harmful diseases. Vaccines help develop the body’s natural defences to build your resistance to specific infections and strengthen your immunity. How does a vaccine work? Vaccines train the immune system by preparing it to fight a harmful disease or infection without exposing it to the symptoms of the disease. When the immune system is exposed to the invading germs such as bacteria or virus, it starts naturally producing antibodies that help fight against the disease. In the future, if you ever expose to the germ again, your immune system recognises the germ and quickly destroys it. Vaccines work by lowering the risk of getting a disease by working with your body’s immunity. Most vaccines are… Read full this story
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