Video on vaccination: Get vaccinated!
Should I vaccinate my children?
Vaccines prevent diseases that could otherwise cause serious health problems, permanent disability or even death. Vaccines are used in hundreds of millions of people worldwide each year to protect from serious diseases.
Unlike a treatment given to cure an illness, vaccines are usually given to healthy people to prevent them from getting ill. Therefore, the long-term benefits of getting vaccinated may not be immediately obvious.
Many infectious diseases are very rare today thanks to vaccination, so the negative consequences of these diseases are sometimes forgotten. If people stopped being vaccinated, many of these diseases and related outbreaks could return.