Vaccines offer protection from infectious diseases and prevent a person from getting sick.
Vaccines are commonly given to children to protect them against illnesses. Adults too require certain vaccines.
Immunization protects an individual from getting a number of illnesses. Many of these illnesses can spread easily from person to person and cause serious health issues including death.
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Vaccines are usually safe and have a high protection rate. Occasional local site reaction and fever can occur which can be treated symptomatically. Very rarely vaccines can have side effects .
Vaccines need to be stored properly at appropriate temperatures to maintain their efficacy. Care needs to be taken so that they are handled well and administered properly for ensuring maximum protection and minimizing risks.
Immunization of adults against several diseases provides protection against infectious diseases which can have serious health implications including death. Vaccines provide protection not only to the individual but to the population at large.
Dedicated immunization clinics ensure proper vaccine storage and handling, dedicated personnel for administering the vaccine and documentation of the same. The patients are recommended vaccines after appropriate history taking, examination and noting other details of associated medical conditions, allergies etc.
Vaccines are recommended as per guidelines laid down by reputed societies/ bodies.