Routine Childhood Immunization: Its health, developmental, economic and social benefits

Authors

  • Risa Vernette Nengminza Sangma Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2825-2755
  • Sanjeev Kumar Rasania Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3061-1075
  • Sruthi Madathiparambil Vijayan Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India
  • Pallavi Mishra Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India
  • Shubham Vivekanand Chawale Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India https://orcid.org/0009-0000-6470-868X

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47203/IJCH.2023.v35i04.002

Keywords:

Immunization, Vaccine, Under-Five Children

Abstract

Introduction: Immunization plays a pivotal role in public health. It is one of the most cost-effective inventions that have helped bring down a significant amount of burden of diseases among under-five children, some of which are now on the verge of extinction. Objective: To assess the diverse benefits of routine childhood immunization. Methodology: A literature review was conducted using electronic database to understand the broader benefits of immunization. Results: Studies have shown that routine childhood immunization have been able to reduce the incidence of influenza and other targeted diseases (diphtheria, Haemophilus influenzae type b, measles, mumps, polio, and rubella) by 17% and 100% respectively. Conclusion: Vaccines are known to have protective and positive health benefit which extends beyond infancy and childhood. It is therefore one of the best strategies in public health to reduce morbidity and mortality and enable child survival.

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2023-12-31

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Sangma RVN, Rasania SK, Vijayan SM, Mishra P, Chawale SV. Routine Childhood Immunization: Its health, developmental, economic and social benefits. Indian J Community Health [Internet]. 2023 Dec. 31 [cited 2024 Jul. 24];35(4):392-6. Available from: https://www.iapsmupuk.org/journal/index.php/IJCH/article/view/2782

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