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HISTORY OF VACCINES
The first Vaccine was developed by Edward Jenner in 1798 against small pox.
And the first vaccine developed in India is plague vaccine in 1897.
Of the so many vague news doing the rounds in social circle.
One was that universal BCG vaccination is the reason why we are not seeing high mortality from Covid-19 in INDIA.
BCG vaccination was started in India from 1951.
For prevention of Tuberculosis .
Over the years many more vaccines were included in national schedule for baby vaccinations.
THE NEED FOR VACCINATION
Today vaccine is available for around 27 diseases.
Vaccination have certainly reduced the magnitude of disease burden in society.
It is recommended to vaccinate every child with the available vaccines.
It is also recommended to keep safe the vaccination records of every child.
Most of the vaccines available today have higher safety margins
however adverse reactions are reported from almost all vaccines.
It is therefore very much important to consult a good pediatrician before any kind of vaccination.
VACCINE WHICH CAUSES FEVER
Pertussis is the only vaccine which causes pain and fever in baby, which remains up to two days.
There is need to give three injections of DPT( diptheria pertusis tetanus) to all babies at 6, 10 and 14 weeks.
NEW NO FEVER VACCINE
Fortunately now we have the acellular (no pain no fever) pertussis vaccine.
Some amount of irritation or mild fever do come across in some sensitive
babies but the discomfort is much less as compared to the cellular DPT injections.
So always ask your pediatrician about the option of fever less vaccines.
PREVENTION AGAINST CERVICAL CANCER IN FEMALES
In addition girls are advised to go for cerverix vaccination for protection against cervix cancer.
There are three doses at 0,1,5 interval in months, 0 can be the start month and 1 is the next month.
This injection is recommended for females of all ages.
Females should consult your gynecologists for indications.
So far humans have completely eradicated two diseases with massive international joint efforts.
- Small pox.
THE GIFT OF HEALTH
Vaccination usually starts with birth of child and continues till the age of 10.
Keep safe your child and gift them a healthy future .
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