Many health related works have been taken out of the schedule by this epidemic. This is completely true in the vaccination schedule of young children. In the first five years of a child’s life, the vaccination schedule is determined according to the stages of development of their immune system. Therefore, it is necessary to vaccinate children against viral pediatric diseases such as whooping cough, hepatitis A, meningitis and polio. Parents take extra precautions to vaccinate their child until the age of 1-2, but as the child grows older, they are able to pay less attention to it. It is important for parents to remember that the risk of diseases does not go away as children grow up. Some of the important vaccinations suggested for 1 to 5 year old children include Hepatitis-A, Chicken Pox, MMR, Meningitis ACWY Vaccine, IPV, DTP-HIB-Hepatitis B Booster, PCV Booster, Annual Influenza Vaccine etc.
If any of these vaccines are missed, it can have far-reaching consequences that have a serious impact on your child’s health. This is why pediatricians give a vaccination card to all parents: it is a passport to the child’s good health. The vaccination card not only clearly determines the vaccination schedule, but it also becomes an important reassessment of receiving those vaccinations. Parents can use it as a ready reckoner to plan for future preparations and to find out any missed vaccinations.
Vaccination cards have become even more important around the world in view of the increasing risk of infectious diseases. The vaccination card plays a dual role as a record of your child’s health and vaccination history. This can be a useful document when enrolling in school or applying for a travel visa. It also provides important information to doctors about the status of child immunization and reveals that other vaccinations are still pending. But the most important thing is that the vaccination card creates awareness about the immunizations that a child has to make. Comprehensive protection from frequent childhood diseases is essential. It encourages parents to have a proper program for the early years of their child’s life. Also, it informs them that vaccinations can be delayed and damage to immunity if any vaccine is missed. In addition to standard guides such as vaccination cards, there are digital applications for parents that serve as vaccination reminders for parents. One such service is the Immunized India App of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics. Apart from this, there are many other platforms that allow parents to digitize their child’s vaccination card and its records.
Keeping these advantages in mind, compliance with vaccination cards and following the recommended schedule of pediatricians is essential for all parents. These cards provide accurate guidance as to when and what to vaccinate your child. This vaccination program may be even better after consulting your pediatrician. According to it, following the vaccination card can be the right foundation for your child’s immunity and health security for many years.
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