Vaccines are the key to protecting public health. It involves the biggest advantage for ensuring the continuation of public health. When applied, it protects both the person and the society against many diseases with high contagiousness. On the other hand, it plays an important role in the prevention medicine healthcare services. Preventing the disease from occurring is much easier and less costly than treating. With vaccination, the number of cases affected by the disease decreases visibly compared to the time before vaccination. It is very important that vaccination reaches large masses in order to control the disease.
What is history of vaccines about diseases?
In the recent past, people, especially children, were dying from preventable diseases such as measles, rubella, whooping cough and chickenpox. Among them, the most dramatic example was smallpox. However, smallpox has been prevented over the years thanks to vaccination and is now erased from the world. Smallpox is known to be the first time in the 11th century, when the Chinese made a vaccination by blowing into the noses of healthy people after dusting the purulent shell from the noses of children with mild illness. Another example is polio. It is the second disease in which great progress has been made in this regard with vaccination.