Flu Vaccine: Is It Good For Your Family?

Flu Vaccine: Is It Good For Your Family?

It is best to get vaccinated before flu season is in full swing. Although you can still get a flu shot even if the season has already started or there are a couple of months left, it is still best to get it sooner to lower your risks of getting sick. There are times when there is a short supply of the vaccine; and some people need it more than others. In times like these, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will usually recommend that certain high-risk groups be prioritized. Flu…

Natural Immunity vs. Flu Vaccines

Natural Immunity vs. Flu Vaccines

When it comes to preventing diseases, there are opposing opinions regarding the best way to build immunity.Some people believe that the best way to be immune from the flu is to get vaccinated, while others think that being exposed to the virus (getting sick in the process) helps build stronger immunities. According to Dr. Raymond Strikas, associate director for an immunization program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “The natural immunity you build is usually more durable than …

Facts About Immunizations

Facts About Immunizations

The advent of widespread vaccinations has caused the number of cases of formerly common childhood illnesses like measles and diphtheria to drop dramatically. Some diseases rarely crop up now, that it’s got parents thinking if vaccines are still necessary. This is a common misconception about vaccinations.The truth is, most of these diseases (that vaccines can prevent) still exist. Vaccinations are still necessary to keep your kids healthy.What immunizations doVaccines basically prepare a child’s…

Kid's Guide to Shots

Kid's Guide to Shots

Getting a shot can actually be good for you, vaccinations, that is. And kids having shots for all kinds of preventable diseases is good and effective. Although kids may not like getting shots because of the needles and a visit to the doctor, it is necessary to grow up healthy and well. Kids would need to understand this, first and foremost. What Happens With Shots?Shots or vaccinations are given to kids as a means to protect them from actual diseases. The shots are actually weakened forms of ger…

Vaccinate Your Baby

Vaccinate Your Baby

Vaccination has become an effective way to protect a baby’s health from the threat of disease. Vaccination help your baby to resist the early diseases. These diseases can cause a child to suffer from lifelong disabilities and even death. Here are several reasons why immunization is important for your baby. It can save a child’s life. Vaccinations can help protect your baby from being affected by a number of diseases that can strike early in life. Before they threaten your baby, you can have him …

Understanding Vaccination

Understanding Vaccination

Vaccination is the practice where a weakened form of a substance that can cause an infection is administered to the body in order for it to produce antibodies to resist such infection. Vaccinations are considered the most effective means of preventing infectious diseases. PurposeThe purpose of vaccinations is to help the body produce the necessary antibodies that will be able to fight off actual infections caused by certain pathogens. Vaccinations make this possible by introducing into the body …