Why do we need vaccines?
Vaccines protect us against deadly diseases like measles, mumps and whooping cough.
How do vaccines work?
When you receive a vaccine it helps your body create antibodies. Antibodies are your body’s defensive cells that fight off any foreign substance (germs). Sometimes your body can create antibodies on its own. But the diseases you get vaccines for are very dangerous. Most people get very sick and some die before enough antibodies are produced.
Lets learn more about the diseases we get vaccinated from at www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/kids/html/vaccines.htm