Our children are the apple of our eyes. We do every possible thing we can to make life comfortable for them. Stories of parental sacrifice for their children are most common and touching. And why not? After all our tradition is one of joint culture. We believe in living our lives together and staying up for each other through thick and thin.
Mothers are very particular about the diet their child consumes. Keeping the child active and taking care of his daily and educational requirements is a primary motive.
In olden days children were born in homes, in fields and played under the open sun and around the rivers. Today the environment is much protected and children are born in luxurious hospitals and they play in malls and going to the rivers is but a holiday! While children of yester years lost out to many deceases like polio, influenza etc it is important that today’s mothers take keen interest in protecting their children from these preventive deceases.
Dr. Mahesh Patwardhan Gynecologist by profession provide much more importance of vaccination which will keep children with health life. This tip are basically for the mother how to take care of their child.
Vaccination provides active acquired immunity to that particular decease. Since the child is born there are a number of vaccinations required to be given as prescribed by the WHO (World Health Organisation) at every growing step of the child. Age and age limits and their booster vaccines are required to be given. However there is a myth about vaccines which is important to note. Vaccines are preventive measures given as guidelines and not a hundred percent immunity towards that decease.
Every child is different and has his own immunity and growth pattern. Vaccination given at right intervals and ages helps in adjusting with the growth pattern. Today’s environment is full of unknown viruses and the child needs to be physically fit to fight the same. Some places where children mostly in the age group of 3 – 8 contract infections due to poor immunity are:
- School – Now a day’s school are very particular about preventive measures towards any spread virus.
- Means of transport – Children travel with one and other and are vulnerable to these viruses.
- Play areas – Public places is also a common place for contracting infection.
Sites like Vaccineinformation.org gives a lot of information on various vaccines required for infants/children, pre teens, teens and adult. Age and the required vaccines for preventable deceases are clearly listed for easy reference.
As per “dna” vaccination against rotavirus, rubella and polio will now come under universal immunization plan (UIP). This means that these vaccines will be administered free of cost in government run hospitals. Child Mortality Rate is aimed at reducing by providing 13 free vaccines.
It is our privilege that science has advanced to an extent to be able to detect and prevent so many deaths. Let us educate ourselves and use this available information to the best of our knowledge.