Vaccines are a safe and effective way to protect yourself from serious diseases. They often work by introducing a small, harmless piece of a virus or bacteria into your body, which triggers your immune system to create immunity to the disease. This means that if you come into contact with the actual disease in the future, your immune system will be prepared to fight it off and prevent you from getting sick.
There are many benefits to getting vaccinated. One of the main benefits is that it helps to protect not just yourself, but also the people around you, especially those who may be more vulnerable to serious illness, such as young children, elderly individuals, and those with compromised immune systems. This is known as herd immunity, and it helps to prevent the spread of disease within a community.
In Canada, vaccines are recommended for many different diseases, including influenza (the flu), measles, mumps, rubella, and pertussis (whooping cough). It is a good idea to get vaccinated in order to protect and to maintain the overall health of the community.
Overall, getting vaccinated is an important step you can take to protect your health and the health of those around you. It is a simple, effective, and safe way to prevent serious illness and keep your community healthy.
Vaccine Preventable Diseases
Some information relating to the diseases we can vaccine against