Vaccine-preventable diseases

Scientists are working diligently to come up with a vaccine to prevent the continuation of COVID-19 pandemic.

There are many diseases though that we face in our lifetime that are vaccine -preventable. An example is Meningococcal Disease. It is a bacterial disease that can cause meningitis, an infection and swelling of the brain and spinal cord and this disease can also infect the blood. The bacteria live in the back of an infected person’s nose and throat. It can spread through kissing or just living with someone who is infected. The infection can be transmitted from a “healthy carrier”.  Symptoms are usually sudden, headache, and stiff neck.

Please read the following synopsis of these diseases and how they are contracted. People can be protected from all of them through vaccination.

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