Why Immunization is Important to your Child ??

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World Immunization week brings together a diverse range of organizations yearly to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages under all circumstances. Dr. Vaseem Choudhary gives you brief information on why immunization is important.

HISTORY:

The world health assembly endorsed World immunization week during its May 2012 meeting, Previously immunization was held on different dates in different regions but in the year 2012 for the first time 180 countries participated on the same day from different territories together.

VACCINES:

Vaccines are among the greatest advances of modern medicine. They have helped in reducing the child mortality rate across the globe

Edward Jenner was the introducer of vaccines in West in the year 1796 after he inoculated a 13-year-old boy with vaccinia virus Cowpox and demonstrated immunity to smallpox. Hence in the year 1798, the first smallpox vaccine was developed.

THEME 2021:

“VACCINES BRINGS US CLOSER”

The aim of this theme is to unify people for a better healthy bright future.

PURPOSE:

Immunization can protect against 25 different infectious agents or diseases from infancy to old age including diphtheria, measles, pertussis, polio, tetanus including COVID 19 which is beneficial for a healthier society.

Basic Immunization Schedule:

  • Birth

Hepatitis B first dose

  • 1-2months

Hepatitis B second dose

  • 2 month

Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, IPV, PCV, rotavirus

  • 4months

DTP, HiB, IPV, PCV, RV

  • 6months

DTP ,HIV,PCV ,RV

  • 6-18months

Hep B , IPV

  • 12-15th month

HiB, MMR , PCV ,Chicken pox

  • 12-23 month

Hepatitis A

  • 15-18th month

DTP

  • 4-6years

DTP, MMR, IPV, varicella

  • 11-12 years

HPV, tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis booster., meningococcal conjugate virus

  • 16-18 years

Meningococcal B vaccine.

NOTE:

Immunization is important because it protects you and your family from infectious disease and eradicating the spread of disease in the community.

Please visit our center at Homeo Care Clinic, Pune if you have any queries regarding immunization.