Newborns need multiple vaccines because infectious diseases can cause more-serious problems in infants than in older children.
While maternal antibodies help protect newborns from many diseases, this immunity begins to disappear as quickly as one month after birth. In addition, children don’t receive maternal immunity from certain diseases, such as whooping cough. If a child isn’t vaccinated and is exposed to a disease, he or she might become sick and spread the illness.
Avoid altering your child’s recommended vaccination schedule. Research shows that it’s safe for infants and young children to receive multiple vaccines at the same time, as recommended by ( IAP) Indian Academy of Pediatrics and (CDC) the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s vaccination schedule.
Remember, newborns and young children can be exposed to diseases from family members, care providers and other close contacts, as well as during routine outings — such as trips to the grocery store, nearby park and family functions etc. Many vaccines can be given even if your child has a mild illness, such as a cold or mild fever. Consult your child’s doctor regularly to keep your child’s vaccination status up to date.
stay healthy and stop the spread of vaccine preventable disease
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.
The theme of the World Immunization Week 2014 campaign is “Are you up-to-date?”. The slogan and calls to action to be used on global materials are “Immunize for a healthy future – Know. Check. Protect.”
Know, Check, Protect
why you need to get vaccinated
which vaccines you need
how, where and when you should get vaccinated
where you can go to find out more
whether you and family have had all the vaccines you need
when you need booster doses
whether you need any vaccines before travelling
yourself and your family: get vaccinated
Details regarding latest Immunization schedule in INDIA.
A vaccine is a biological preparation that improves immunity to a particular disease. A vaccine typically contains an agent that resembles a disease-causing microorganism, and is often made from weakened or killed forms of the microbe, its toxins or one of its surface proteins. The agent stimulates the body’s immune system to recognize the agent as foreign, destroy it, and “remember” it, so that the immune system can more easily recognize and destroy any of these microorganisms that it later encounters.
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