Apr 28 , 2023
World Immunization Week is celebrated annually from April 24 to 30 to raise awareness about the importance of vaccinations and their role in protecting individuals and communities against deadly diseases. Vaccines have revolutionized modern medicine and have saved countless lives over the past century. They are one of the most effective and cost-efficient public health tools available.
Vaccines work by introducing a small amount of a weakened or inactive pathogen into the body, which triggers the immune system to produce a response. This response allows the body to recognize and fight off the pathogen if it is encountered again in the future. Vaccines are used to prevent a wide range of infectious diseases such as measles, mumps, rubella, polio, influenza, and COVID-19, among others.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), immunization prevents 2 to 3 million deaths each year, and an additional 1.5 million deaths could be prevented if global vaccination coverage improved. Vaccines are crucial in controlling the spread of infectious diseases, especially in low-income countries where access to healthcare is limited. In fact, vaccines have eradicated smallpox, and efforts are underway to eradicate polio and other diseases.
To provide ease and quality health service for the citizens one of the top lab in Pakistan DR. Essa Laboratory and Diagnostic Centre is also providing immunization and vaccination reliable services in a hygiene environment in collaboration with Sindh Government, EPI & UNICEF to eradicate deadly diseases.
Vaccines are safe and effective, and their benefits outweigh any potential risks. Serious side effects from vaccines are extremely rare, and the vast majority of people who receive vaccines experience no side effects at all. The benefits of vaccination include not only personal protection but also herd immunity, which occurs when a significant proportion of the population is vaccinated, reducing the likelihood of an outbreak and protecting those who cannot be vaccinated due to medical reasons.
Despite the overwhelming evidence in favor of vaccines, some individuals and groups remain skeptical or refuse to vaccinate themselves or their children. This can lead to outbreaks of preventable diseases and puts vulnerable populations, such as the elderly and immunocompromised, at risk.
As a customer driven organization DR. Essa Laboratory and diagnostic centre never miss a chance to gain the trust of its customers by organizing csr activity of immunization and vaccination service in a friendly lab environment dr. essa lab proves that customer’s health and reliable service is their priority.
In conclusion, vaccinations are a critical tool in protecting public health and preventing the spread of infectious diseases. They are safe, effective, and essential in achieving global health goals. During this World Immunization Week, let us recognize the importance of vaccines and work towards ensuring that everyone has access to them.