“Vaccines are the tugboats of preventive health.” – William Foege
Do you agree with the above-mentioned quote as said by William Foege? Well, vaccination is by far the safest and wisest step to lead a healthy and happy life. It is a way of protecting oneself from the hands of infectious diseases like influenza, polio, chicken pox and many more. The main reason behind getting a vaccination is that it disables the contagious viruses and boosts one’s immune system.
In earlier days, people lost their lives because vaccines for various diseases were not discovered back then. But now, with the latest medical advancements the impossible has become possible. There is more than one vaccine available in the market to immune you from the infectious diseases. Whenever we think about vaccination we get reminded of teary eyes getting scared to get injected. Well, vaccines are important for kids as well as adults. We generally neglect getting vaccinated against diseases as we feel it’s not necessary. But, is there any harm if you take precautions? I guess not. So, if you’re not immune to any disease, get vaccinated now.
Let’s give you three reasons why adults need vaccinations. Keep reading below:
- Loss of the immune value of the vaccine– We all get vaccinated when we are kids. But, do you know some vaccines require a booster dose if you want to save yourself from its cruel clutches? A vaccine taken when you were a kid will not protect you totally unless you take the booster dose. So, it’s really essential for you to keep this in mind while you grow to prevent several other illnesses.
- Protection for your babies– When you get vaccinated during your pregnancy the vaccine taken then protects your baby. Did you know about this? If not, then know it now. For instance, if you take vaccinations for flu when you’re pregnant, your little one will automatically be immunised against the disease. So, what are you waiting for?
- Development of newer vaccines– In this age of food adulteration, pollution and faulty lifestyles people are falling prey to newer diseases every day. To help the human body fight against these, vaccines are going through constant upgradation. There are many new vaccines in the market today that never were in the past. Getting these vaccines will save you from life-threatening diseases. For example, the HPV vaccine, Cancer vaccine, Dengue vaccine, etc.. So, get vaccinated against these diseases today!
The above-mentioned three reasons are the dominant reasons which compel an adult to get vaccinated. Do you need any more reasons to get a vaccine? I guess no. Then, don’t wait and consult your doctor as soon as possible. After all, prevention is better than cure, so, stay protected always with vaccinations.