Essay about The Importance of Immunizations

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As the years goes by, immunization has helped drastically reduce childhood infections. I will briefly explain the schedules of the immunizations and the route of each. The schedules of immunization changed and updated periodically as new vaccines become available or research indicates better methods for giving the vaccines. “The recommended immunization schedule is designed to protect infants and children early in life, when they are most vulnerable and before they are exposed to potentially life-threatening diseases.” Here are the schedules for the childhood and adolescent immunizations as of the 2013 schedule. At birth all babies are given a HepB vaccine, this vaccine protects against Hepatitis B. This would protect against the spread…show more content…
This vaccine can be given both intramuscular and subcutaneous. This vaccine is given to protect against pneumococcus, which is spread through air or direct contact also. Inactivated Poliovirus as known as IPV is given to infants ages; 2, 4, and 6-18 months, and again at 4 to 6 years of age. We all know about what we call the flu vaccine but in medical terms is influenza. This vaccine also helps protect against what can be carried around in the air or even by direct contact. For this reason this vaccine is given starting at 6 months and thereafter annually every fall. This vaccine is also given intramuscular. As the list starts to get shorter for the recommended immunization schedule for children’s 0 to 6 years, we still have a few more to go. We also have the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine better known as MMR. This vaccine is given subcutaneously to help protect against the measles, mumps, and rubella, which can be spread through the air or direct contact. Then there is Varicella which is the chickenpox vaccine and it is given between 12 and 15 months and again 4 to 6 years. This vaccine is given through a subcutaneous route. This vaccine is given to help reduce the spread of chickenpox. Hepatitis A also HAV is given intramuscular starting at 12 threw 23 months and 2 doses is administered but 6 months apart. This vaccine helps protect against Hepatitis A which is spread through contaminated food and direct contact. And last but least there
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