5 reasons to vaccinate your child

1.Vaccinations can save your child from unnecessary suffering

Prevention is better than cure. From eras, diseases like whooping cough and small pox used to prey over thousands of children. Vaccinations have changed this sad picture; some of these diseases have been eliminated completely and others are close to extinction–mainly due to effective vaccines. Vaccines can teach your child’s immune system to conquer common germs and protect them from the suffering and the complications of severe infections.

2.Vaccination can prevent delayed milestones and absenteeism

Childhood is a special time full of fun and freedom. Vaccinations can protect your child from common diseases. The symptoms and the complications of these diseases can drain your child of stamina and energy. They can cost your child a great loss in terms of immunity and wellness and  steal priceless moments of their childhood fun.

Moreover, falling ill often can result in delayed developmental milestones.  It can also result in missed school days in older children and negatively affect their academic and athletic performance.

3.Vaccination checks the spread of diseases

Vaccination not only creates an armour of immunity around your child, it also checks the spread of communicable diseases from one person to another. Thus, vaccination not only protects your baby, but also restricts the spread of these diseases to your friends and loved ones.

4.Vaccination can protect the society

Unless every child is vaccinated, there can be a resurgence of vaccine-preventable diseases like measles and whooping cough (pertussis). Some children are unable to receive vaccinations due to severe allergies, weakened immune systems or other reasons. It is vital that you immunize your child so that these children too are protected. Vaccination is thus your public duty too.

5.Vaccination protects future generations.

Vaccines have decreased and in some cases, eliminated many diseases that used to severely disable or even kill people just a few generations ago. For example, smallpox vaccination eradicated that disease worldwide. If we continue to vaccinate now, some diseases of today will hopefully be eradicated. This will be to the benefit of the future generations.

So do not wait…be sure to vaccinate to protect your child.

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