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BENEFITS OF CHILD
VACCINATION

Current scenario
Thanks to the advancements
in medical science, it is now
possible to treat various
diseases which one used to
baffle mankind. Many
diseases are close to
extinction due to modern
vaccination facilities. The
polio vaccine, for example, is
a milestone in this field, which
has been greatly beneficial in
curbing death and paralysis
across the world.

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Thus, disease-prevention
vaccines are becoming
extremely popular across the
world. A well-defined child
vaccination program in
India is essential to protect
especially babies, and young
children. Since there is a
huge difference in the urbanrural health ratio in India, a
good child vaccination
program can help the
country to attain its health
goals.

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Child vaccination program in India is carried


under the Universal Immunization Programme. It
consists of various vaccines to be administered at
various ages. Some of the popular vaccines are
BCG, Oral Polio Vaccine, Measles Vaccine, DPT
Vaccine, Tetanus Toxoid, Hepatatis B, etc.

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In order to ensure the reach of the polio vaccine to all and
sundry, the Child Vaccination Program in India
consists of the Pulse Polio Immunization program. This
program was started in 1995 to eradicate polio all
across India. Two doses of the oral polio vaccine are
administered to children below the age of 5 years twice
in a year.

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This program was successful in creating widespread


awareness about the importance of child vaccination and
hence many people who were earlier reluctant about the
importance of vaccination came forward to leverage the
benefits. It can thus be considered as a substantial
landmark of the child vaccination program in India.

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In this context, the contribution of the Indian Academy of


Pediatrics is also noteworthy. Established in 1962, the
organisation has endlessly work-horsed to contribute to
the vaccination scenario in India by holding seminars and
programs apart for carrying out tireless research.

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In order to ensure that medical facilities reach every section of the


society, most of the child vaccination camps administer vaccines free
of cost. Vaccination is extremely important to protect our future
generation also. Due to vaccination efforts, many diseases which
killed millions across the world are literally extinct. Children now no
longer have to take the small pox vaccine because of successful
vaccines against it.

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Contact Us

Immunization Technical Support Unit (ITSU)


14, Community Centre, Panchsheel Park
New Delhi- 110017, India
Website: https://www.itsu.org.in

Thanks
ITSU ORG.