“Prevention is always better than cure.” But still preventive healthcare is lacking in India. People do not go to doctors until and unless it reaches a critical point.
According to the WHO, around two billion people worldwide are infected with the Hepatitis B virus and 600,000 die each year due to its consequences.In India, approximately 80 million people harbour the Hepatitis B virus, which results in around 240,000 deaths annually.
India reports one-fourth of the world’s cervical cancer cases. But only less than 10 percent of people opt for vaccinations. People need to be more aware and take charge of their own safety and well-being and keep away diseases and illnesses which can be prevented with vaccination.
Vaccination not only saves lives but is also more cost-effective considering the cost of treatment and loss of work days.It stimulates and enhances the body’s immune system to protect against various infectious diseases.
Thus, more and more people should opt for vaccines to stay healthy.
Government of India has recommended a program for immunization of Adults.
|NATIONAL IMMUNIZATION PROGRAM RECOMMENDED BY GOVERNMENT OF INDIA|
Source-Times of India,medguideindia