IMPORTANCE OF VACCINATION – “PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE”
About Vaccination and It’s Importance : Vaccination is the process of administration of vaccine. A vaccine is a biological preparation that provides active acquired immunity to a particular disease. A vaccine contains an agent that resembles a disease-causing microorganism and is often made from weakened or killed forms of the microbe, its toxins, or one of its surface proteins. Vaccination provide immunity for eradication of smallpox and the prevent the spread of diseases such as polio, measles, and tetanus. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that licensed vaccines are currently available for twenty-five different preventable infections.
Importance of Vaccines :
Reasons to Protect Children Through Vaccination :
- Vaccines can save your child’s life. Vaccination protects children from Serious Illness and Complications of Vaccine-Preventable diseases which can include Amputation of an Arm or Leg, Paralysis of Limbs, Hearing Loss, Convulsions, Brain Damage, and Death.
- Outbreaks of preventable diseases occur when many parents decide not to vaccinate their children
- Vaccination is safe and effective. All vaccines undergo long and careful review by Scientists, Doctors, and The Federal Government to make sure they are safe.
- Organizations such as the American Academy of Pediatrics, The American Academy of Family Physicians, and The Centers forDisease Control & Prevention, Indian academy of pediatrics all strongly support protecting children with recommended vaccinations.
- Vaccination protects others you care about, including Family Members, Friends, and Grandparents.
- If children aren’t vaccinated, they can spread disease to other children who are too young to be vaccinated or to people with weakened immune systems, such as transplant recipients and people with cancer. This could result in long-term complications and even death