Vaccination program for people of all age groups at Wockhardt Hospital

Vaccination program for people of all age groups at Wockhardt Hospital

Apr 25, 2024 - 11:37
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Vaccination program for people of all age groups at Wockhardt Hospital
Vaccination program for people of all age groups at Wockhardt Hospital

Mumbai . Vaccination program has been started for people of all age groups at Wockhardt Hospital in Miraroad.

Its main objective is to create awareness among people about vaccination.

Children are being deprived of essential routine vaccinations, putting their lives in danger.

Vaccinations not only protect individual health, but also help prevent the spread of infectious diseases.

According to UNICEF's "The State of the World's Children 2023" report, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a decline in routine childhood vaccinations and nearly 67 million children remain unvaccinated.

There has also been an alarming increase in the cases of measles in the country as a large number of children are falling prey to not taking the vaccine.

According to a report by the World Health Organization and the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 1.1 million children missed the first dose of measles vaccine in India in 2022, making the country among the ten countries where measles vaccination has declined the most even after the pandemic. There is a lot of difference.

Dr Ankit Gupta, Pediatric Critical Care, Miraroad Wockhardt Hospital, said vaccination rates are declining across the country due to lack of awareness about vaccination, affecting both children and adults.

People suffering from mumps have symptoms such as severe headache, encephalitis and migraines, fever, seizures, unconsciousness, altered sensorium, obstruction of CSF flow leading to long-term complications in the brain, orchitis, inflammation of one or both testicles, Which causes infertility in men. The cases of empyema, a complication of pneumonia caused by not taking pneumonia vaccine, are increasing.

Dr Badshah Khan, consultant pediatrician at Miraroad Wockhardt Hospital, said many people are still not getting vaccinated, leading to complications.

Dr. Jinendra Jain, Consultant Internal Medicine, Wockhardt Hospital, said, “Pneumococcal vaccine, flu vaccine, varicella vaccine for chickenpox, hepatitis A vaccine should be given to adults. Flu or influenza vaccine should be taken every year by people of all ages.

Vaccination is necessary for diabetes, kidney, heart and lung patients. Even high-risk populations with kidney and heart disease, those receiving chemotherapy, and those awaiting transplants should be offered the pneumococcal vaccine.

Women are given the Gardasil vaccine to prevent cervical cancer for HPV-related cancers until puberty.

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