A vaccine is a biological preparation that improves immunity to a particular disease. Childhood immunisations are important because they help to protect your child from diseases they may be prone to at different stages of their life.
A vaccine typically contains an agent that resembles a disease-causing microorganism. It’s often made from weakened or killed forms of the microbe, its toxins or one of its surface proteins. The agent stimulates the body’s immune system to recognise the agent as foreign. The body will know to destroy it and “remember” it. This in turn helps the immune system easily recognise and destroy any of these microorganisms that it later encounters.
Basuto Medical Centre can provide a number of vaccinations for children. We have detailed these below.