'A stitch on time saves nine' this quote perfectly applies when one is trying to explain the importance of vaccination for babies. As you always want the best for your child, proper vaccination at the correct time not only safeguards your child, boosts her immunity and also contributes in her over all health.
Immunizations can save your child's life- Medical industry has advanced so rapidly that your child can be protected against more diseases than ever before. Some deadly diseases that earlier used to kill masses have been eradicated completely. The burning example in today's world is polio. When one vaccination can immune your child for a lifetime against polio, why take chance, isn't it?
Vaccination is very safe and effective- Vaccines are the results of years of quality research and observations. They are meant to save human lives with minimum amount of pain, discomfort and trauma. Serious side effects of vaccinations such as severe allergic reactions are very rare. Medical science today has reached a stage where lifetime prevention from deadly diseases can be ensured in just a few drops.
Immunization protects others you care about- There are certain communicable diseases that has wiped off generations in the past but due to simple vaccines taken a young age one can prevent from getting communicable diseases. This way one not only save themselves but also their loved ones around.
Immunizations can save your family time and money. A child with a vaccine-preventable disease can be denied attendance at schools or child care facilities. Some vaccine-preventable diseases can result in prolonged disabilities and can take a financial toll because of lost time at work, medical bills or long-term disability care. In contrast, getting vaccinated against these diseases is a good investment and usually covered by insurance. The Vaccines for Children program is a federally funded program that provides vaccines at no cost to children from low-income families.
Immunization protects future generations. Vaccines have reduced and, in some cases, eliminated many diseases that killed or severely disabled people just a few generations ago. For example, smallpox vaccination eradicated that disease worldwide. Your children don't have to get smallpox shots anymore because the disease no longer exists. By vaccinating children against rubella (German measles), the risk that pregnant women will pass this virus on to their fetus or newborn has been dramatically decreased, and birth defects associated with that virus no longer are seen in India. If we continue vaccinating now, and vaccinating completely, parents in the future may be able to trust that some diseases of today will no longer be around to harm their children in the future.