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Poster promoting tetanus immunisation in pregnant women, 1990-1993

Posters are one way to campaign and raise awareness about the importance of tetanus vaccinations for pregnant women. The image is repeated to show that pregnant women should be immunised twice; once when newly pregnant and again when eight months’ pregnant. The caption for the image reads: “This mother in this picture is very wise. She knows that tetanus can kill new-born babies, so she has come to be immunised against tetanus.”

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Glossary: poster

Notice, usually printed on paper, intended to be posted to advertise, promote, or publicise an activity, cause, product, or service; also, decorative, mass-produced prints intended for hanging.

Glossary: immunisation

A process that improves a organism's ability to resist or overcome infection.

Glossary: tetanus

An acute infectious disease, affecting the nervous system. Infection generally occurs through contamination of a wound. Symptoms include a locked jaw, arching of the back or neck and the inability to urinate.