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Importance Of Vaccinating Your Child

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Vaccines are important. Vaccines are necessary.

As parents, it is our duty to get our child vaccinated. Remember the saying, ‘Prevention is better than cure?’ Vaccines are those preventive measures that you take to safeguard your child against the many diseases present all over the world. There are several diseases against which the Government of India has asked all children to be vaccinated. In an article titled Which vaccinations are compulsory and why? published in BabyCenter India, Dr Saroja Balan, Neonatologist and paediatrician, lists out some of them:

  • Tuberculosis
  • Diphtheria
  • Pertussis
  • Polio
  • Measles
  • Tetanus
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis A
  • Typhoid
  • Mumps
  • Rubella
  • Gastroenteritis (rotavirus)

There are many celebrities who advocate immunisation, like cricketer, Virender Sehwag and actor, Amitabh Bachchan. The World Health Organization (WHO) also stresses on the importance of vaccines. In its website, it says, “The diseases we can vaccinate against will return if we stop vaccination programmes. While better hygiene, hand washing and clean water help protect people from infectious diseases, many infections can spread regardless of how clean we are. If people are not vaccinated, diseases that have become uncommon, such as polio and measles, will quickly reappear.”

So, take your child to the doctor today and get her vaccinated against all diseases. To know more about the importance of vaccines and immunisation schedules for children, please refer to the ClipBook below.

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Vaccination: Myths And Facts

Vaccines interact with the immune system to produce an immune response similar to that produced by the natural infection, but they do not cause the disease or put the immunized person at risk of its potential complications.

Reasons To Protect Children Through Vaccination

Parents want to do everything possible to make sure their children are healthy and protected from preventable diseases. Vaccination is the best way to do that.

Your Child's Immunizations

Vaccines stimulate the immune system to react as if there were a real infection. They fend off the "infection" and remember the organism so that they can fight it quickly when it enters the body later.

Top 10 Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

Here is an overview about 10 common diseases and the importance of vaccination against them. Some of these diseases include measles, whooping cough and flu.

Vaccinate Your Baby: Importance Of Timing

According to the Recommended Immunization Schedule for 0 to 6 years of age, children may receive up to 24 vaccinations to protect them from up to 14 diseases by the time they're 2 years of age. It may seem like a lot of vaccines for your child, bu...

Which Vaccinations Are Compulsory And Why?

Find out which vaccines are compulsory and which are optional. Learn more about the government's recommendations on immunising your child.

Understand The Risks Of Not Vaccinating

With the decision to delay or refuse vaccines, you are taking on an important responsibility that could put your child’s health and even life into risk.

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