Importance of immunization in children
Health they say is wealth, hence maintaining good health is the key to longevity. One important key to achieving this good health is preventing diseases which immunization helps to achieve. Immunization has always helped children to fight against several forms of infections especially those which are life-threatening. Immunization (vaccination) has several important benefits as regards to children. Benefits range from saving their lives, protecting children against more diseases especially those that were deadly before, effective especially in terms of protection for long, cost effective, help protect those around hence prevent the spread from or to loved ones, and protect the future generation of several forms of disease that affect children and causes disability such as rubella or smallpox (Vaccine.gov, 2013).
Immunization for children also helps reduce the level of most of such disease that affects the nation simply because most of such diseases are now at their lowest level in history. The fact that certain vaccines are given at a specific age also makes children's vaccine an important feature of disease control and prevention in children.
Importance of immunization in Adult
Immunizations aren't just for children alone anymore. Adults now have several immunization options that help prevent several forms of disease which are curable and incurable (Crosby, 2010). Despite the fact that vaccines are still majorly for children considering the number, several groundbreaking researches are now helping to provide vaccines that help adult prevent several deadly diseases and cancers. Infections such as flu and cervical cancer now have vaccines that help protect adults. This helps prevent loss of time, money and complications that are associated with several diseases. Vaccine preventable disease prevented some diseases or complications that could be linked with certain chronic disorders in adults. Diseases like type 1 or 2 diabetes, COPD, asthma, and heart disease all have diseases in which their presence causes a major risk (CDC, 2013). There are situations where there is a need for re-vaccination simply because that which the adult got at a younger age had already worn off. This may also be as a result of development of resistance by viruses or bacteria the vaccine is meant to protect. All these help adults to reduce rate of infections , cost of managing the health status and complications that could be linked with some chronic diorders.
CDC, (2013). Adult Vaccination: An important step in protecting your health. CDC Features.
Retrieved 26 October, 2013 from http://www.cdc.gov/features/VaccinesChronicConditions/
Crosby, J.B. (2010). Examining the importance of adult immunization. The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.
Retrieved 26 October, 2013 from http://www.jaoa.org/content/110/2_suppl_1/992.full
Vaccine.gov, (2013). Five important reasons to vaccinate your child. Basics.
Retrieved 26 October, 2013 from http://www.vaccines.gov/more_info/features/five-important-reasons-to-vaccinate-your-child.html