Why you should Vaccinate your child

Children need to be looked after from the moment they are born until they turn into young adults. AFC Urgent Care understands this & wants parents to know that getting your child vaccinated is extremely important to their health. It’s just like putting your child in a car seat, or putting a helmet on their head when they go to ride a bike.

What is a Vaccination

Vaccination is when a doctor injects a weak or dead virus into the body. The body is not in any dnager from the virus but the white blood cells don’t know this so they adapt & attack the virus. This makes it possible for the virus to be immune to old diseases such as :

  • Smallpox
  • Malaria
  • Hookworm
  • Rinderpest

Are vaccinations safe?

Vaccinations are not only extremely safe but they are also very effective as well. A vaccine has some minor side effects, this includes,

  • Fever
  • redness around injection
  • coughing
  • nausea

Side effects of vaccines are often due to your body fighting the virus. This is the natural process of the body.

What are the benefits of Vaccinations?

When you vaccinate your child you are preparing their body for the chance it might have to come up against a deadly disease. If your child doesn’t have a vaccination & gets exposed to smallpox, the body could take up to 3 days before it comes up with antibodies to fight the disease. By this time the disease could have serious irreversible damage to the body or caused death.

Good for  future generations

If your family keeps vaccinating your children & they continue the tradition, down the line there will be a generation of children in your family that is bored immune to the diseases. Today we are seeing babies be born with immunity to some diseases as a result of vaccinations.

If your child needs a vaccination, make sure you bring them to AFC Urgent Care today!