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Immunization schedule 2019
Required at Birth
Required at 6 Weeks
Required from Birth to 13 years
All about Vaccinations
Vaccines work by imitating a disease and asking the immune system to develop antibodies. Antibodies are the body's way of protecting us against disease or infections. The antibodies produced by vaccines fight disease without actually infecting us with the disease. If a vaccinated person comes into contact with the disease, their immune system will recognise it and immediately produce the antibodies they need to fight it.
As soon as a baby is born, they come into contact with large numbers of different bacteria and viruses daily. Their immune system is designed to cope with this. A child's immune system is not overloaded by the childhood vaccinations. Research have shown there are no harmful effects from giving several injections of vaccines in one go. Vaccination helps to improve protection against life-threatening diseases at the right time.
Vaccination is different from giving medicine to a sick child to make them better. The benefits of vaccination are invisible. It may be tempting to say "no" to vaccination and "leave it to nature". But deciding not to vaccinate your child puts them at risk of catching a range of serious, even fatal, diseases. In reality, it is safer to have a vaccination than not having one. They are the best defence against the epidemics that kill or permanently disable millions of children and adults.