The recent coronavirus threat has taught people a lot about the importance of good immunity, being healthy and immunization. So, the world immunization week is now more critical than ever. Celebrated every year from 24th to 30th April, this day is celebrated to promote the use of vaccines that help people of all ages from the disease. 

The Facts

It is a fact that about 20 million children in the world are not getting the vaccines they need. So, this year, the theme is #VaccinesWork. The campaign aims to focus on how vaccines and people who deliver, receive or develop them are heroes. These heroes play a key role in protecting the health of everyone everywhere. The aim of the campaign is also to focus on boosting engagement regarding immunization for all people across the world. 

How to Celebrate World Immunization Week?

If you want to do your bit regarding World Immunization week, you can do the following:

  • Talk about and spread knowledge regarding the vaccines for the health of children and people across other age groups.
  • Share knowledge regarding how immunization can build the foundation of strong health systems and can help in offering universal health coverage. 
  • Enlighten people regarding the gaps that prevent in providing vaccines and immunization to everyone. Examples include investment gaps. 
  • If you are a midwife, you can educate people, especially would-be parents, regarding the need for immunization of their kids. 
  • Even as an educated and responsible citizen, you can share posts and promote immunization with everyone you come across. 

Why Kids Need Vaccination?

Some people argue that excessive and unnecessary vaccines are not good for kids. Here are some very logical points that reiterate why kids need vaccination, especially in today’s uncertain times. 

  • Vaccination can help kids to stay prevented from dangerous diseases like polio. It’s mostly thanks to vaccination that polio is rare now. The disease that caused deaths and paralysis across the country is not present in the US anymore. 
  • Vaccinations are reviewed by scientists, doctors and many other healthcare workers. So, they are safe and proven to be effective. They will rarely lead to any side effects. 
  • If your kid has the vaccines, they will be able to prevent many diseases that have resurged in the last few years in the US. For instance, measles. 
  • Most of the time, the vaccines are covered by insurance, and there are federal programs like The Vaccines for Children that allow children in low-income families to get vaccines at no-cost. 

Final Words

All in all, it can be seen that immunization is as necessary as it ever was as it might help protect the current and future generations by reducing the risk of and eliminating various diseases. 

The team of Laura M. Wilson & Associates Inc. hopes you are doing well and taking care of yourself! Stay Safe!