World Immunization Week: 5 life-saving vaccines you should get

Published on:28 April 2022, 14:30pm IST

On the occasion of World Immunization Week 2022, we are highlighting the importance of vaccines and how immunization has helped in protecting people from diseases. Let’s take a look at 5 life-changing shots!

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Among the viral infections of the reproductive tract, Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common culprit. The HPV infections are rising at an alarmingly fast pace amongst women, making cervical cancer the fourth most common cancer among women globally. To cut the risk of cervical cancer, an HPV vaccine can play a key role against its transmission. Image Courtesy: Shutterstock

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With the fourth wave of Covid-19 posing a threat, people have been able to keep up with the pandemic by updating their Covid-19 vaccination with remaining doses. Some with a weaker immune system are even opting for booster shots. Covid-19 vaccines are likely to be anywhere between 50 to 100 percent effective. Image Courtesy: Shutterstock

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A diphtheria vaccine (DTaP vaccine) protects against diphtheria, as well as tetanus, and whooping cough (pertussis). The DTaP vaccine is given during childhood to prevent a thick coating developing in the back of the nose or throat due to diphtheria. Image Courtesy: Shutterstock

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As the name suggests, a Hepatitis B vaccine prevents the risk of hepatitis B. The first dose of this vaccine is recommended within 24 hours of birth. There may be either 2-3 more doses after the first dose. However, adults without any known risk factors may also receive Hepatitis B vaccine. Image Courtesy: Shutterstock

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In order to prevent the spread and risk of Cholera, one must get vaccinated with its vaccine. While one may not need to get the cholera vaccine normally, doctors may recommend it for people traveling to an area where people are getting cholera. The cholera vaccine provides 85 percent protection for the first six months after vaccination. Image Courtesy: Shutterstock

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