Vaccines are substances that help prepare your child’s body to fight off diseases, germs, and pathogens by imitating an infection. These vaccines trick the body into making a “memory” of the germ, without having to ever fight against the infection. Thus, when a child encounters the real pathogen, their body is ready to attack it and as a result, they don’t get sick.
Teaching your child to be resilient is only possible when your child is fit and healthy. Dr Tay Chee Pin, a Consultant Paediatrician at Pantai Hospital Klang, offers his advice on how to strengthen your child’s immune system.