“Immunization is widely regarded as one of the most effective and beneficial tools for protecting the public’s health.” – IOM 2001
Vaccines give people immunity to specific infectious diseases, protecting them from potentially life-threatening illness. They also protect communities from epidemics because immune people do not catch diseases or efficiently pass them on to others.
Certain infectious bacteria, viruses and parasites depend entirely on human hosts; they are not found elsewhere in nature. These organisms and the diseases they cause can be totally eradicated by vaccinating people.
Can you control the spread of disease? See this exhibit inside the Philippine Science Centrum to know how.