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Why are childhood immunizations necessary?

The immediate benefit of childhood immunization is protecting your child from illness. Although most childhood illnesses are relatively light, complications, including death, can happen. In a wider perspective, childhood immunizations protect vulnerable people in a population, whose immune system is weak or ineffective, from catching diseases from others. Ultimately, the goal of immunization is to eradicate infectious disease.

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Author: Dr Idan Ben-Barak PhD, MSc, BSc (Med)
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 14 May 2019
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