Vaccination is an administration of the vaccine to boost up the immunity level of the children. They are also said to be Immunisation, that it increases the immunity level of the children. Vaccination is a mandatory one to protect the children from a variety of diseases that are arises because of deadly microorganisms present in the environment. Daily, hundreds of microorganisms were arising and most of them are getting resistant to pre-existing drugs. To protect and to prevent the microbial infections in children we used to administrate the vaccines in children.
The process called ‘’Vaccination’’
The vaccine is a compound derived from a dead or weakened version of bacteria or a part of bacteria is used to produce. It was initiated by the scientist Edward Jenner and in olden days vaccines have controversies over the safety. Later it was accepted by everyone and this vaccination plays a vital role in protecting humans from microorganisms. Vaccination not only protects children from diseases also from Polio, diphtheria, tetanus and more. E.g. Hepatitis B (protects from jaundice) is given to infants after a few hours of birth and DPT is given after 2 months of babies born.
How does it work?
Immunization protects children against several harmful infections before it comes in contact with the community. It makes use of the body’s defense mechanism, the immune system that is to build the immune resistance against specific infections. Usually, it takes around 2 weeks after vaccination for the immune system to respond completely. Vaccination for infants and young children are funded under the Department of Health’s National Immunisation Program. Best pediatric hospitals in Chennai provides complete vaccination for infants and children.
Why children get so many immunizations?
Several immunizations are required for born infants to protect them out of the infectious disease. Because the immune system of infants does not work like the immune system of young children and adults, the reason is they are still immature. Therefore more doses of vaccine are required for them.
In the first few months of infant life, the baby is protected from the diseases by only means of antibodies from their mother which are transferred during pregnancy and another means is through feeding breast milk. This breast milk contains immunoglobulin A, which gives immunity against bacteria. Another thing is that some the vaccination prevents diseases that can arise in the future like Polio, diphtheria, etc., There are so many pediatric hospital in Chennai ready to immunize the infants in free of cost.
Side effects of immunization
Most of the children have minor side effects like redness, soreness and swelling, fever and being irritable. It is very common because the body takes time to adopt the new particle that entering into. But these side effects are short-lasting, they get alright within 1 or 2 days after immunization. Suppose the side effects get increased or last longs more than 3 days consult a pediatrician.
Vaccinating children is very important to protect their future from various long-lasting diseases. Government and several NGO’s are supporting the people are below the poverty line to get vaccinating and to protect their future.
Hope you understood how important vaccination is through an above-mentioned article.