How Important Is Vaccination For Your Child?
- June 28, 2018 Posted by: Sai Siva Childrens Hospital 661 Views RSS
It is the most painful thing to see your child cry their lungs out when they are being vaccinated. They start crying even louder when they see injections and the heart of a parent inside of you winces.But you do understand that vaccination is very important for your child and that it will guard their health from giving in to so many diseases for the days to come? If you are contemplating taking your child for the coming booster, continue reading to know why you must take them.
What are vaccinations?
A vaccine is a biological preparation of an antigenic material that is administered by various routes to provide active immunity against that disease. It typically contains an agent that resembles the disease-causing microorganism often made from weakened or killed forms of the microbe, its toxins, or its surface proteins.
It stimulates the body’s immune system to recognize the agent as a threat, destroy it, and to develop your child’s immunity to further destroy any microorganism associated with the agent in future. By means of vaccination, the body is immunized to ward off diseases.
In addition to the primary immunization, periodic vaccinations called boosters are given to stimulate your child’s immunity and make it 100 percent and to build community immunity, to know more kindly approach your Pediatrician.
Why is immunization through vaccination important?
Immunization is basically building up the child’s natural immunity system to be able to fight back infections through natural mechanisms. Vaccination works as a shield to protect children from serious illnesses and complications of diseases that otherwise may lead to debilitating diseases, permanent paralysis of limbs, hearing loss, convulsions, brain damage, and or even death.
If an unvaccinated child is exposed to an infection, the child’s body might not be strong enough to fight the disease and might even be the reason to spread the disease to other children and community. Before researchers came up with vaccines, many children suffered from diseases like a whooping cough, smallpox, tetanus, measles, and polio, which are now 100% preventable by vaccines. The same infection exists today as well, but because babies are protected by vaccines, you don’t get to see the people suffering from it nearly as often. All vaccines are very important, and it is advised that you never miss a vaccine for your child.
Due to hard work of Pediatrician’s, health workers and various health programmes India was successfully able to eradicate Polio and declared polio-free country on March 27th, 2014.
Also, If your child is not vaccinated, and they catch the infection, they are likely to spread the disease to other children who are too young to be vaccinated or to people with weakened immune systems. This could result in long-term complications and even death for these vulnerable people.
What diseases can vaccination prevent?
The diseases that can be prevented through vaccination are listed below,
- Whooping cough
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Measles, mumps,
- Haemophilus influenzae type B
- Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine
- Inactivated Polio Vaccine
What are the side effects of vaccination?
The child might suffer from a low grade to high-grade fever, pain or swelling at the site of injection, skin rashes of varying intensity, loose stools, a few days post vaccination. These side effects are due to the healthy child’s immunity accepting the new pathogen to generate immunity. These are of limited duration and self-limited.
We at Sai Siva Children’s Hospital provide new parents with a chalked out planned chart for the vaccinations that are absolutely unmissable and those that can wait but are important. It is a detailed chart that schedules initial vaccinations and the boosters that need to follow.
About the Hospital:
If your little ones are suffering from any health issues, visit us or book an appointment with Shiva Sai Children’s hospital. They would provide the best treatment for your child.
Sai Siva Children’s Hospital, Chanda Nagar, is a full-fledged medical facility specially designed for the pediatric age group.
The hospital was started in the year 2008, with the aim to reduce the health problems in children and to ensure their well being and intact survival with very low-cost services.
Sai Siva children’s Hospital reaches out to schools and villages to educate the middle and high school children about health & hygiene.
Sai Siva Children’s Hospital is one of the most sought-after children’s hospitals in Hyderabad with a team of experienced doctors and skilled staff who aim to help your child have healthy growth and development. We believe that children today are the future of our world, and must have good health to make the world a better place to live in.
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