Immunization is the art of protecting or guarding yourself against infectious diseases by taking precautions or preventive measures. There are generally in the form of vaccinations and injections.
A bruise or wound from rusted iron, like a rusted nail or barbed wire, exposes you to tetanus. In order to prevent this, you must take anti-tetanus injections immediately after you get bruised.
Polio drops are given regularly to children up to the age of 6 years to prevent polio.
MMR Vaccination protects you from Mumps, Measles and Rubella.
If you happen to travel to certain parts where malaria, typhoid and cholera are prevalent, take proper precautions to immunize yourself. Besides maintaining proper hygiene, by avoiding food from roadside stalls, do ensure that you are adequately clothed to protect yourself from mosquito bites. Always carry mosquito repellents and nets.
From the age of 3 months onwards, babies are vaccinated against dreadful diseases like diphtheria, whooping cough and tuberculosis.
If you are ever bitten by a dog, ensure that you take anti-rabies vaccinations, even if the dog is a pet dog.
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