Routine Vaccination Program of Children Should Be Continued During the Epidemic Process

During the epidemic process, the routine vaccination program of children should be maintained.
During the epidemic process, the routine vaccination program of children should be maintained.

Drawing attention to the importance of vaccination and vaccination in Vaccination Week, which is determined as the last week of April every year by the World Health Organization, Professor of Pediatric Health and Diseases, Pediatric Infection, Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Dr. Nuran Salman said, “Covid-19 once again showed us how important the vaccine is in protecting against diseases. Many diseases we have encountered in the past are no longer seen thanks to the immunization of all of us with vaccination. " said.



Professor of Pediatric Health and Diseases, Pediatric Infection, Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Dr. Within the scope of the Vaccine Week, Nuran Salman made statements regarding the value of vaccines and the public awareness of vaccine-preventable diseases. Pointing out that the most effective method of protection from infectious diseases is vaccination, Nuran Salman underlined that the vaccine is in the first place among the 10 great achievements in the field of public health in the world so far. “COVID-19 has shown us once again how important it is to be protected against a disease as a vaccine. Whether a disease has a vaccine available or not affects the magnitude of that epidemic and the danger it poses in the world. Many diseases we have encountered in the past are no longer seen thanks to the immunization of all of us with vaccination. " he spoke.

"It is especially important that children are vaccinated on time"

Salman; “Since vaccines do not take effect immediately, administering them when the epidemic is over may expose children to other dangers. Therefore, vaccination services should continue even during this period. We must have the 13 vaccines in the ministry scheme on time. Thanks to childhood vaccinations, 2-3 million deaths are prevented every year in the world. For all these reasons, postponing the vaccinations of our babies and children poses a great risk for them. I think it is unacceptable in today's conditions that even a single baby dies from a fatal disease, even though it can be protected with a vaccine. " said.

"Awareness should also be increased in adult vaccination"

Speaking about the vaccination of adults, Salman said, “As with the COVID-19 disease, there are dozens of diseases that adults can be protected with. In the coming period, we hope that the level of awareness and measures to be taken will increase in this regard. " he spoke.

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