Episode 74: Vaccinations

Episode 74: Vaccinations


Hello and welcome to another episode of Squeaky
Wheel Productions’ Disability Series. This week’s topic is Vaccinations. What are vaccinations, how do they work, and
why are they important? Get your shots and let’s find out! Vaccinations, also known as vaccines, are
medical products that help to boost immunity to serious infections and diseases. They work by injecting a small amount of dead
or weakened germs into the body in order to imitate infection and cause the immune system
to react and develop immunity. Now let’s look at the different types of vaccines. There are four main types of vaccines. Each vaccine works slightly differently and
is used to prevent different infections. Common types of vaccines include live-attenuated
vaccines, which use a weakened version of the germ, inactivated vaccines, which use
a killed version of a germ, subunit vaccines, which use specific proteins from a germ, and
toxoid vaccines, which use a toxin from a germ. So, what infections can vaccines prevent. Vaccines can help prevent a wide range of
serious infections and diseases including influenza, hepatitis, human papillomavirus,
measles, and polio. For this reason vaccines are beneficial to
everyone, particular those are the most vulnerable to infection. So, are vaccines safe and are they effective? Vaccines are safe as they are rigorously tested
for both quality and safety before being made available to the public. Likewise, vaccines are effective as they provide
more than ninety percent immunity. The more people who are vaccinated, the lower
the risk of infection for individuals who are not vaccinated. So, why are vaccines important? In short, vaccines are important because they
are a practical way to prevent serious infections and diseases. Vaccines are both safe and effective as they
help to stop the spread of preventable diseases. Well, that’s all for this week. Now I’d like to hear from you. Why are vaccines important to you? Please let me know in the comments. If you enjoyed this episode and want to see
more videos like this one, then please subscribe to my YouTube channel, or support me on Patreon. To learn more about vaccines, be sure to check
out this week’s vlog and the additional resources below. Thanks for watching and see you next week!

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