According to WHO “A vaccine helps the body’s immune system to recognize and fight pathogens like viruses or bacteria, which then keeps us safe from the diseases they cause. Vaccines protect against more than 25 debilitating or life-threatening diseases, including measles, polio, tetanus, diphtheria, meningitis, influenza, tetanus, typhoid and cervical cancer.”
From Smallpox vaccine, the first successful vaccine to be developed in 1796 and until December 2019 was approved rVSV-ZEBOV (vaccine against Ebola) in the United States, the humanity has been in a continuous battle against unseen enemies called microorganisms, either viruses or bacteria.
The practice of vaccination has been leading to the process of Immunization - “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. “(WHO)
Immunisation saves live! It protects all people (children and adults), entire communities.
Numerous infectious diseases are rare now a days, or eradicated, as a consequence of immunisation programs.
However, as you can plainly see, new infectious diseases are appearing around the world. As in any other field, in the Research and development one, the scarcity of resources impedes the fast and efficient breakthroughs.
Through our common effort, we can help to fast track this process. By part of the transformation!
Do not forget that by eradicating diseases. Immunisation helps protect yours and future generations!