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The last week of April (24-30) is celebrated as the World Immunization Week. The main objective behind it is to raise awareness among people about immunization.
Vaccines work. They prevent deaths and protect lives. People all over the world need to be educated about the importance of getting vaccinated. That is the main objective behind celebrating the immunization week.
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Children who don't receive vaccinations on time tend to be vulnerable to many health risks. In fact, immunization all over the world has decreased 99% of polio cases. Here are some more facts.
In the year 2015, nearly 116 million children from all parts of the world were given diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine. This prevented illness and disability in those children.
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Between the years 2010 and 2015, almost 10 million deaths were said to be prevented due to immunization through vaccines.
Vaccines are the most affordable solution when it comes to preventing certain health hazards. They can prevent even death that is caused by diseases like polio, measles, whooping cough, diarrhea and pneumonia.
Every year, immunization is said to prevent nearly 2-3 million deaths. Around 19.4 million children failed to get the vaccine last year. This is why awareness about immunization has to be spread everywhere.
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Meningitis could be deadly. But it has been controlled successfully thanks to vaccinations. Today, there is a vaccine for dengue too.
Deaths due to measles reduced up to 79%. It is a viral disease which results in rashes, high fever and even death in some cases.
Vaccination can reduce the usage of some antibiotics. So, they can tackle the problem of antibiotic resistance.
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