Childhood Vaccinations & Immunisation
Childhood immunisation is when your child is given a vaccine to protect them against infectious diseases. The vaccine encourages the body’s immune system to produce antibodies against infectious disease such that your child can fight the disease if they are exposed to it.
Childhood immunisation protects your child against serious infectious diseases which can otherwise lead to lifelong complications and occasionally be fatal. If enough children are immune to a particular disease, the risk of it spreading is lowered and might eradicate the disease entirely. This phenomenon is named “Herd Immunity”.
Optional vaccines include vaccines for Hepatitis A, Rotavirus, Influenza and Chicken Pox. Consult the doctor if you are considering these vaccines for your child.