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667 WordsJan 4, 20133 Pages
Vaccinations What Is A Vaccination? Vaccination sounds scary but it really isn’t! Being vaccinated means that the doctor will give you a tiny piece of a particular microbe that is dead, so that is safe. Vaccines won’t make you sick but it shows your body enough microbe to make sure your immune system would recognise it if it saw it again. Your body makes antibodies to the vaccine and you are then protected if that microbe ever tries to get past your first line of defence again! nce you are vaccinated, you are immune to the microbe you have been vaccinated against. You have to be vaccinated for each new microbe you need to become immune to, but sometimes a couple of vaccines are mixed together so you can do a couple at once! Usually, when you are immune to a microbe, if it invades your body again you won’t get sick. Every so often though, a microbe that you have been vaccinated against will invade your body and make you a little sick. It is better though than having no defences because you are sick for a shorter time and you won’t feel as bad. Said By - Side Effects On Vaccines Effects Of Vaccines Several mild problems have been reported within 2 weeks of getting the vaccine: Headaches, upper respiratory tract infection (about 1 person in 3) Stuffy nose, sore throat, joint pain (about 1 person in 6) Abdominal pain, cough, nausea (about 1 person in 7) Diarrhoea (about 1 person in 10) Fever (about 1 person in 100) Severe Problems More serious problems have been reported by about 1 person in 100, within 6 months of vaccination. These problems included: Blood in the urine or stool Pneumonia Inflammation of the stomach or intestines It is not clear whether these mild or serious problems were caused by the vaccine or occurred after vaccination by chance. As with all vaccines,
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