Vaccination is an important part of a child’s immune system development. Without it we risk exposing them to more diseases than we can name.
Vaccinating your baby is a critical decision. However, in spite of all the information and government initiative to educate parents about the importance of vaccinations for their baby, more often than not, most parents fail to vaccinate their kids.
The reasons may be their busy schedule or they might still be skeptical about the safety & effectiveness of vaccines. But, whatever the reason, by not immunizing your child against preventable diseases you are putting your baby’s life at risk.
Vaccines are safe and are only administered after rigorous testing done by scientists as well as doctors and as such administering vaccination shots at regular intervals is of utmost importance to your child’s health and well-being.
Moreover, vaccines help to build your child’s immune system, thereby helping him fortify his body against any future illnesses. Additionally, to convince you further about the effectiveness of vaccines, here are some fascinating facts.
- Due to timely vaccination, there was a 78% global reduction of deaths caused by measles between 2000-2008 (source)
- Vaccines helped to eradicate smallpox, one of the deadliest diseases ever. (source)
- Polio cases have decreased by over 99%, since 1988 (source)
Further, with the advent of new technology, vaccines have become more potent than before and are able to better protect your baby, as by the age of 2 most kids are immunized against at least 14 deadly diseases.
What’s more, vaccines are cost-effective and some vaccines, such as the DTaP vaccine, can protect your child against 3 diseases – Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis.
Moreover, by vaccinating your kids without delay and at an appropriate age, you are able to prevent contagious diseases such as Haemophilus Influenzae, Hepatitis B viru, and others from being spread, thereby protecting your community from any sudden epidemic outbreak.
Thus, to ensure that your child has a happy childhood, one that is carefree from any life-altering health hazard, it is essential that you strictly follow your child’s vaccination schedule.
In addition, if you are unsure as to what vaccinations your child needs, here is an impressive infographic that you can refer to where we have listed down the top 16 vaccinations that are essential for your child.
- A complete infographic with more details can be viewed on the Vaxins page.