Posted on Apr 19, 2022
Vaccination is the method of administration of antigenic material (vaccine) to stimulate an individual’s immune system against that pathogens. Vaccination is the most effective method of preventing infectious diseases. Vaccination is completely safe for children except for some minor side effects like fever and pain which can be easily tackled by giving paracetamol. Strict adherence to vaccination schedule has to be followed by parents for proper effect of primary dose and its boosters.
Many fatal diseases can now be prevented by vaccination and proper compliance by parents has helped in eradicating some diseases from India like small pox and polio. Incidence of many fatal illnesses has come down these days due to proper vaccination of children. Soon we will be having vaccines for dengue, malaria and many other deadly diseases. Vaccination is equally important in some selected adults like influenza and pneumococcal vaccines in elderly people and tetanus vaccine in pregnant females. Below is the latest immunization schedule as per Indian Academy of Pediatrics to be followed in Indian settings.
Points to Remember: