August is National Immunization Month

August is National Immunization Month

It’s no secret there is a confused culture around vaccinations and immunizations in society today. This confusion stems from people, especially parents, being ill informed about vaccinations and immunization. Nagel Clinic is here to provide information about immunizations and how they help keep your family safe.

 

What’s the difference between vaccination and immunization? 

Vaccination is the act of getting a vaccine injected. A vaccine is made up of very small amounts of weak or dead germs that can cause diseases. This prepares your body to fight the disease faster and more effectively so you won’t get sick. Immunization refers to the process of becoming immune to a disease. (vaccines.gov)

Immunization helps prevent 2-3 million deaths every year.

Diseases like diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), influenza, and measles can cause great harm or even death for children but thanks to modern medicine, all of that can be avoided by maintaining a proper immunization record. (WHO)

Myth: Vaccines cause autism.

This widespread fallacy originated from an article published in 1997. Since its publication, the paper has been completely discredited due to undeniable conflicts of interest and ethical violations. None of the findings reported in the paper have any scientific standing. (publichealth.org)

 

Public schools require proper vaccinations before any child can begin their public education, this is a fact from pre-k through college. Vaccinations are inevitable and can help keep your child and the children around them safe from the trauma of terrible diseases.

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