Vaccination which can also be called immunization, is a safe health process of administration drugs for the *prevention* of diseases.
Vaccination which can also be called immunization, is a safe health process of administration drugs for the *prevention* of diseases. It is another safe way to ensuring you don't get severely sick or sick from an infection. Vaccination is usually used for diseases which can easily cause death and spread widely. You have probably been vaccinated before as a child. Check your upper arm! You might just see a circular scar.
Vaccines are biological substances, they are produced from tiny living things and help you fight infection. Vaccines are created using a small part or whole of the micro-organisms ( harmless form) to send a message to the defence system of the body on how to fight a particular disease. It like sending a letter to the army about the enemy before they arrive to your boarder.
When someone is given a vaccine or falls ill from an infection and the person doesn't fall sick again even when exposed to the same bacteria, the person is said to be immunized. Immunization means that your body can fight off an infection because without making you fall ill.
Vaccine is a wonderful health breakthrough because it has prevented people from dying or spending too a lot money in treatment.
Vaccines are always tested and ensured safe before being made available to the general public. Vaccines can also be given as drops in the mouth or as injection.
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COVID-19 is a novel virus that affect majorly the respiratory (breathing) system. They are similar to Sever Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome and share symptoms with our common cold.
COVID-19 vaccine was developed when the Covid Virus became a world wide health emergency spreading rapidly across the globe. Medical scientist and other stakeholders realized the need to curb the spread to prevent mutation of more severe strain of the virus.
Covid 19 vaccine was carefully and urgently developed leveraging on existing knowledge of the virus and general principles of creating vaccine. It was developed following standard protocol on safety and efficacy and its still currently undergoing upgrade to tackle new Corona virus strain.
There are a number of Covid vaccine which are around the globe, all of which a complete dose confers 80-90% immunity against developing severe illness from the virus. The popular ones are:
Here is what you should do
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To get vaccinated
Take a self-check test to assess your risk of having any of infectious diseases. You will also get professional advice on if, when, and where to get help.Take Test Now
If you are feeling unwell or exhibiting any symptoms of any infectious disease kindly book an appointment to get testing.Book Now