Is It Mandatory To Vaccinate Children?

Vaccination is the administration of vaccines in children for their immune system to get rid of various infectious diseases which include Poliomyelitis, Small Pox etc., These vaccines has to be administered periodically in children as per the vaccination schedule. But like medication or procedure, vaccination cannot be 100% effective to everyone since it has various effects on the different individual. But they are highly safe since it undergoes various medical trials to ensure safety and efficacy before the approval.

The vaccination programme is followed in order to fight against five vaccine-preventable diseases, namely diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, Hepatitis-B and Haemophilus influenza-B. As per the health and family welfare department of India, vaccine-preventable diseases like neonatal and maternal tetanus, diphtheria, whooping cough cases are less. But the focus is to curb all these diseases and make the state free from diseases like polio which has now been eradicated completely.

Officials from the health department said that if the schools do not follow the directions as per the scheme and if the students or parents insist against vaccination, the child would not be allowed admission in the school premises, as it can also be a risk to other school children.

The vaccination will help to prevent an outbreak of any disease which can be prevented by vaccination programme. Apart from the five mandatory vaccines, the special Measles vaccination campaign is being conducted in flood-affected high-risk areas, namely Chennai, Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur, Cuddalore and Thoothukudi districts to cover 9 months to 15-year-old children.

There is a small number of people who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons. Besides that, there are no valid reasons not to vaccinate.

It’s important to get rid of illnesses that are very serious, both in consequences as in costs. In time, the vaccine against certain illnesses will no longer be necessary because the illness has been eradicated completely. So the sooner all people are vaccinated, the sooner will meet with the disease-free environment. As far as possible vaccination helps in making Immunity ready to face future threats of disease, many harmful diseases can be completely eradicated in India. On day to day basis, children cannot be monitored in every action and exercise’s they do they may get infections either accidentally or exposure to infected individuals. So it’s better to follow the vaccination schedule as the more children get vaccinated, the more healthy our communities will be.



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