Who is vaccinated?

Vaccines are administered to healthy and at-risk people to protect them from disease and its consequences. Our body is defended against harmful external agents by our immune system and can recognize microbes that are foreign to it. After identifying the structure of foreign microbes, the body makes defense bodies (antibodies) that can neutralize these structures. The antibodies remain in the body for a long time, and if the same germ re-enters the body, they can be eliminated without giving the germ a chance to cause disease. This means, for example, that a child who has had measles will never get measles again in his or her lifetime. However, when it comes to diseases that can be severe even once and can lead to serious consequences such as death, disability and mental retardation, it becomes clear how important it is to protect people from these diseases.