Well, let us try to answer
that immortal question.
First let me explain what
are these injections that you have to take. In this
world, these are so many germs that cause so many diseases.
Why, donít you remember that bout of jaundice
that your sister had last year and that terrible typhoid
which your mom got. Now, do you want to suffer like
them ? I am sure, you donít want to. Here is where injections
come into play. These injections, also called vaccines
(pronounced as wack-seens) are shots that prevent you
from getting these deadly diseases. There are various
vaccines available which you start taking right from
the time that you are born till about 5 years and then
at 10 years of age.
Then, your next question
is : - .
That is because, you are still young and your body cannot
fight all the germs that invade it. Hence, you have
to take the injections to protect your body. Your mom
is now protected from most of these germs, but she may
also have to take shots like hepatitis B, chickenpox
if she has never got these diseases before. So go ahead,
and tell your mom about it and make sure that she takes
her shots too if they are required.
Now-a-day, with thinner needles available, these
injections are not as painful as before. Infact, most
of the times, you will not even realize when the injection
has been given as you are still busy howling. Sometimes,
injections may cause a little pain and applying ice
on the skin will decrease it. If the pain is more, then
your doctor will give you some medicine for it.
There are several drugs that can be given as
injections too. However, they are not given routinely.
So, next time, when you go to the doctor-ask
"Does my mom need an injection ?"