Vaccines & Babies! Know it all!

Vaccines & Babies! Know it all!

Vaccines & Babies! Know it all!

National Vaccination Day is celebrated in India every year on 16th March, and it's an important day for parents to reflect on the health and well-being of their children. Vaccines play a vital role in protecting children from dangerous diseases and keeping them healthy.

Did you know that:

  1. Vaccines have been around for over 200 years! The first vaccine was developed in 1796 to protect against smallpox.
  2. Vaccines have helped to eradicate or nearly eradicate many diseases, including smallpox, polio, and measles.
  3. Vaccines are rigorously tested and monitored for safety and effectiveness before they are approved for use.

Here are some reasons why vaccinating your child is important:

  1. Vaccines protect against deadly diseases like polio, measles, and hepatitis.
  2. Vaccines are safe and effective, and they have been rigorously tested and approved by health authorities.
  3. Vaccines prevent the spread of diseases in our communities, which benefits everyone.

On National Vaccination Day, it's a great time to schedule an appointment for your child to get vaccinated. Some vaccines are recommended for specific age groups, so check with your doctor to make sure your child is up-to-date on all the recommended vaccines.

For new parents, the idea of getting their child vaccinated can be overwhelming. Here are some tips for making the vaccination process easier:

  1. Explain the importance of vaccines to your child in simple terms. Let them know that vaccines help protect them from getting sick and keep them healthy.
  2. Be honest about the pain or discomfort that may come with getting vaccinated, but reassure your child that it will only last a few seconds.
  3. Bring a comfort item, such as a favorite toy or blanket, to the appointment to help distract and comfort your child.

One important vaccine that parents should be aware of is the HPV vaccine, which can help prevent certain types of cancers in both boys and girls. The vaccine is recommended for children between the ages of 11 and 12, but it can be given to children as young as 9 years old.

On this National Vaccination Day, let's all do our part to protect our children and communities by getting vaccinated. By following the recommended vaccine schedule, talking to your child about the importance of vaccines, and remembering these fun facts, you can help ensure that your child stays healthy and protected.


Refer to the link below to know more about immunisation schedule in India :-