As the newborn baby makes a debut into the world, we are inundated with many if’s and but’s about vaccination and its complex schedules. The useful information and tips on vaccination we receive could overwhelm us.
Vaccines have been proven to save lives, prevent serious complications and disability in people of all ages by providing an invisible shield ( immunity) against many diseases. Every child deserves to be protected from
Vaccines are scheduled to deliver effective protection against these diseases when it is needed the most and is a well thought-through recommendation by the WHO and the other major health
Though the objectives are same, every country has adopted their own schedules with a series of vaccinations that are recommended or as compulsory in some countries. Parents share the responsibility to ensure these complex schedules are tracked and their children are timely vaccinated. Most of the vaccines are given between birth and 6 years of age, with a majority given before the age of 2. Some vaccines are given more than once or as a combination with other vaccines and at different stages of the child’s growth. While your doctor may have a record, the ultimate responsibility to maintain your child’s vaccination records
This is why you should track and keep a record of your child’s vaccination schedule:
- Keeps your child healthy: Getting vaccination on time keeps serious diseases at bay, offering your child a happy, healthy childhood and a brighter future.
- Upkeep the
immunisationwith booster shots reminders: Your young child will need booster shots to maintain good immunity level throughout. An up-to-date track record of immunisationwill help doctors administer the appropriate booster shot.
- A record for schools and places of employment: Schools or places of employment in future may require your child’s
immunisationbooklet. A child with no record of immunisationor with missed dosage may weaken the immunity of your and also other children who are unable to get the vaccination (too young, immunocompromised).
- Travel visa applications: Few international travel guidelines mandates you to submit
immunisationhistory while applying for a visa.
Parents have the due responsibility to ensure a
To effectively manage your child’s health and have an intelligent assistant to track all