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  • Vaccines help reduce the risk of certain illnesses by introducing dead or weakened versions of disease-causing germs (bacteria or viruses) to the immune system which stimulate the production of antibodies to provide immunity against one or several diseases.
  • Vaccines protect vulnerable people in our community – such as very young children, the elderly, or those who are too sick to be immunised.
  • Some vaccines offer lifelong immunity.
  • Immunisation greatly reduces the risk of catching a disease, which in turn reduces the risk of complications.

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Reviewed on: 18-02-2022