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.
Author: Idan Ben-Barak
First answered: 13 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 17 Oct 2018
Rating: 4.0/5 Votes: 1082