Immunisation (or vaccination) saves millions of lives and is widely recognised as one of the world’s most successful and cost-effective health interventions.
However, there are more than 19 million unvaccinated or under-vaccinated children in the world, putting them at serious risk of potentially fatal diseases. Of these children, 1 out of 10 never receive any vaccinations, and most likely have never been seen by the health system.
Celebrating World Immunisation Week
World Immunisation Week – celebrated from 24-30 April – aims to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease. This year’s theme, “Protected Together: Vaccines Work!”, encourages people at every level – from parents to health workers – to help ensure we are all protected through the power of vaccines.
At the individual level, the most important thing you can do is to get yourself and your family vaccinated.
Why immunisation matters now more than ever
Routine immunisation is a building block of strong primary health care and universal health coverage – it provides a point of contact for health care at the beginning of life and offers every child the chance at a healthy life from the start.
Immunisation is also a fundamental strategy in achieving other health priorities, from controlling viral hepatitis, to curbing antimicrobial resistance, to providing a platform for adolescent health and improving antenatal and newborn care.
Get vaccinated in Pascoe Vale
Are you and your loved ones vaccinated?
At PVH Medical in Pascoe Vale we can look after your entire family’s vaccination needs, from birth right through to old age.
Simply make a booking with one of our doctors online, on Facebook, on the Appointuit app or by calling 9304 0500.
Source: World Health Organization
Note: This information is of a general nature only and should not be substituted for medical advice. It does not replace consultations with qualified healthcare professionals to meet your individual medical needs.