Apr 18 , 2022
Vaccine and Immunization
Vaccines have been used to keep people healthy for almost two centuries, from the first vaccination created to guard against smallpox to the most recent vaccines used to prevent severe instances of COVID-19. Vaccines have since been trusted by families and communities to safeguard their loved ones. However, the value of vaccines is determined by factors other than the number of doses administered.
Every April, World Immunization Week brings people from all over the world together to emphasise the importance of vaccines and how they protect people of all ages against a variety of diseases, allowing us to live a full life. The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted crucial health services, including routine immunization, setting back progress by more than a year. This year's campaign comes at a particularly important time.
Theme for World Immunization Week
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted crucial health services, including routine immunisation, setting back progress by more than a decade. This year's campaign comes at a particularly important time. Sadly, millions of individuals are still losing out on the life-saving benefits of vaccines, necessitating immediate action to catch up and reach those who have been forgotten.
The theme for 2022 is "Long Life for All" which attempts to bring people together around the idea that vaccines let us pursue our aspirations, protect our loved ones, and enjoy a long, healthy life.
Dr Essa Lab’s Initiative for World Immunization Week
The COVID-19 pandemic is a sobering reminder of the havoc that diseases that we cannot control can wreak. Vaccines now provide a means of combating the pandemic. We will not, however, accept a return to normalcy. For millions of youngsters around the world, normal was never good enough. Dr Essa Laboratory & Diagnostic Centre is celebrating this week with great enthusiasm, fulfiling our social responsibility. COVID vaccines have been available free of cost and now Dr Essa Lab is also serving as a fixed EPI centre, being the first diagnostic lab in the nation, where vaccinations to infants aged 0 to 15 months against 12 vaccine-preventable diseases are available free of cost. CME seminars, free mega medical camps, and several awareness programs have been arranged to make sure there is maximum dissemination of information regarding immunization. Dr Essa Lab is living the motto that we will not stop until no child dies from diseases that could be prevented because every child has a right to a good life.