Please try to ensure that you attend the baby clinic on a Friday morning at 1030 for immunisations. There have been several cases of sepsis whereby child have suffered fatalities locally as there have been no or incomplete immunisation schedules. This has also been demonstrated with re-emergence of cases of measles in the UK.
Immunisation is the process whereby a person is made immune or resistant to an infectious disease, typically by the administration of a vaccine. Vaccines stimulate the body’s own immune system to protect the person against subsequent infection or disease.
Immunisation is a proven tool for controlling and eliminating life-threatening infectious diseases and is estimated to avert between 2 and 3 million deaths each year. It is one of the most cost-effective health investments, with proven strategies that make it accessible to even the most hard-to-reach and vulnerable populations. It has clearly defined target groups; it can be delivered effectively through outreach activities; and vaccination does not require any major lifestyle change.
Please link below to watch the video on how important childhood immunisations are.