Five lakh children die every year in India due to vaccine-preventable diseases.
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Though immunization is the right of every child, 89 lakh children in India remain at risk of preventable childhood diseases because they are not fully immunized. One of the major reasons for this is a lack of awareness amongst parents about the benefits of full immunization.
Immunizing children protects them from deadly diseases. Apart from the tragic and avoidable loss of life and health, an outbreak of diseases also puts undue pressure on an already over-burdened health system.
Full immunization is one of the simplest and most cost effective measures to ensure a healthy population.
The Government invests considerable resources in operating the immunization program. By generating awareness and increasing demand we can ensure optimal utilization of these resources to fully immunize more children.
Begin by looking around.
There might be people you encounter daily who may be inadvertently putting their children at risk simply because they do not realize the importance of full immunization.
All you need to do is take out five minutes to explain the benefits of full immunization to them and guide them to the nearest government health facility. Immunization services are available free of cost at government health facilities. This could be a vegetable vendor, a taxi driver, your domestic help, in short anyone who may not be aware or have access to the information you have. If you know any new parents, make it a point to educate them in this regard as well.
Those five minutes you take out to make them aware might just change someone's life forever.
India's Routine Immunization program is one of the largest health programs of its kind in the world.
The strictest safety measures and the highest standards of quality are maintained while delivering immunization services in every part of the country in terms of vaccines used, procedures followed and services provided.
Every shot of vaccine administered is done using an auto-disable (AD) syringe, ensuring that it is rendered unusable after one shot.
Every vaccine vial has a Vaccine Vial Monitor (VVM) that makes it easy even for an illiterate person to judge whether a vaccine is safe to use or not.