World Immunization Week
Celebrated in the last week of April (24-30) - aims to promote one of the world’s most powerful tools for health – the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease.
Protection throughout life
Immunization is widely recognized as one of the most successful and cost-effective health interventions ever introduced. It prevents between 2 and 3 million deaths every year and now protects children not only against diseases for which vaccines have been available for many years, such as diphtheria, tetanus, polio and measles, but also against diseases such as pneumonia and rotavirus diarrhea, two of the biggest killers of children under 5.
Furthermore, adolescents and adults can now be protected against life-threatening diseases such as influenza, meningitis, and cancers (cervical and liver cancers), thanks to new and sophisticated vaccines.
A lack of knowledge about vaccination, is one of the key reasons why adults consciously choose not to get vaccinated themselves or to vaccinate their children.
Are you up-to-date?
Check out Immunization Schedule for your Child
Check out Apollo Child Health Package
Source : WHO