How Vaccines Work

Babies are born with immune systems that can fight germs, but there are some deadly diseases they can’t handle. Vaccines works to strengthen their immune system to protect them from harmful diseases.

Vaccines have very small antigens that help your child’s immune system recognize and then fight the disease. Antigens are small parts of the germ that help the body’s immune system to fight the disease. Vaccine antigens are a very tiny amount of the antigens your baby will come across every day.

It can take several weeks for your baby’s immune system to make the antibodies. Getting your baby vaccinated on time will help ensure the best protection. Making sure everyone in your family is vaccinated creates protection for everyone. This is sometimes called herd immunity.

Vaccines protect your family from the suffering of harmful diseases.