Adult Vaccination Plays Important Role in Your Life Cycle


– Dr. Ashwini Tayade, Infection Specialist 

Nagpur: Wockhardt Hospital, Nagpur is always thinks about the peoples and their lives. For this Healthcare group, patients are their priority. Wockhardt Hospital, Nagpur provides information about awareness or any infection regularly through any campaign or program. Recently Dr. Ashwini Tayade, Infection Specialist of Wockhardt Hospital, Nagpur has shared information about adult vaccination and their benefits. Dr. Ashwini Tayade, Infection Specialist said that “Adult vaccination refers to the administration of vaccines to individuals beyond childhood, encompassing adolescence, adulthood, and into the senior years”. Vaccination is a cornerstone of preventive healthcare, providing protection against infectious diseases that can have severe consequences for individuals and society at large.

Further, she has added about the Benefits of Adult Vaccination. Adult vaccinations play a pivotal role in preventing serious illnesses that can be particularly debilitating or fatal, such as influenza, pneumonia, and shingles. By ensuring a significant portion of the population is vaccinated, we collectively create herd immunity, protecting those who may be more vulnerable, such as the elderly or immunocompromised individuals. Post-COVID due to break or incomplete pediatric immunization program, head immunity has gone down & we have seen a lot of increase in infections like chicken pox & mumps patients in adults. It’s even more important to get pediatric immunization but adults also need prevent themselves from these infections which can create major problems in adults.

Vaccination helps in averting the economic burden associated with treating preventable diseases. It is a cost-effective strategy that not only saves lives but also reduces the strain on healthcare systems. Vaccination contributes to a healthier, more productive society by reducing the incidence and severity of diseases that can impact an individual’s ability to work and lead a fulfilling life.

Mr.Abhinandan Dastenwar, Center Head, Wockhardt Hospitals Nagpur said, “We have always put patients first and Create awareness around the world through various initiatives. We feel happy when we serve the common man at an affordable price and this is the specialty of Wockhardt Hospitals Nagpur. Thanks to our doctors and the entire team at Wockhardt Hospitals Nagpur.”

Adult Vaccination Plays Important Role in Your Life Cycle

There are some Myths Surrounding Adult Vaccination like “I had vaccines as a child, so I’m immune forever. “But the reality is Immunity from childhood vaccines may wane over time, and new threats emerge. Booster shots are often necessary to maintain adequate protection. Some other myths are as below:

“Vaccines cause the diseases they’re supposed to prevent.”

Reality: Vaccines contain weakened or inactivated forms of pathogens, ensuring they cannot cause the disease. Adverse reactions are generally mild and temporary compared to the potential severity of the diseases themselves.

“I’m healthy, so I don’t need vaccines.”

Reality: Even healthy individuals can contract and spread diseases. Vaccination not only protects the individual but also contributes to community well-being.

“Natural immunity is better than vaccine-induced immunity.”

Reality: Natural infection can lead to severe consequences, including death. Vaccines provide a safer way to develop immunity without the risks associated with the actual disease

There are several types of Adult vaccination like Influenza Vaccine, Pneumococcal Vaccine, Shingles Vaccine, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap) Vaccine, and Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine. The Influenza Vaccine can be recommended annually to protect against seasonal flu, particularly important for older adults and those with chronic health conditions. Pneumococcal Vaccine is for  Guards against pneumonia, a potentially life-threatening infection, and is especially crucial for seniors and individuals with weakened immune systems. Shingles Vaccine Protects against the reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus,  preventing the painful condition known as shingles. Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap) Vaccine Ensures immunity against tetanus, diphtheria, and whooping cough, important for adults and especially recommended during pregnancy. Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine Protects against certain types of HPV that can lead to various cancers, recommended for both men age 26 and women up to age 40.

In conclusion, adult vaccination is a vital component of public health, contributing to disease prevention, overall well-being, and the resilience of our communities. By dispelling myths and embracing the benefits of vaccination, we can collectively strive towards a healthier and more resilient society. Let us prioritize our health and the health of those around us by staying up-to-date with recommended vaccinations throughout our adult lives.

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