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  • Immunisation is the process of becoming immune to a disease as a result of a vaccine.
  • Immunisation saves lives. It protects you, your family and your community, and also helps protect future generations from infectious diseases.
  • Immunisation is one of the best ways you can protect your child from harmful infectious diseases.
  • The other benefit of immunisation is that you also protect those people in the community who cannot be immunised (usually because they are too young or too sick).

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Reviewed on: 30-01-2023