Although most parents are familiar with the “childhood vaccination schedule” – a detailed plan for when your child should get certain immunizations helps to protect them from preventable diseases. As the list of recommended vaccines has grown or changed over the years, so has the list of questions about vaccination schedules. Did you know? Why are vaccines important and why it's essential to have an immunization schedule? In this article, we try to explain these points in detail. Why … [Read more...] about Vaccines and Children: When and Why
The world is anxiously waiting for access to the COVID-19 vaccine with the hope that a vaccine will put an end to the global pandemic. Vaccines are currently rolling out to the public. Some people are unsure of whether they will take a vaccine or not because of so many unknowns along with a rapid FDA approval process. Research for Coronavirus Vaccine Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that cause illnesses such as the common cold, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), and Middle East … [Read more...] about Are COVID-19 Vaccines Safe?
It’s been months since researchers in China sequenced the novel coronavirus now known as SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19. With billions of lives and trillions of dollars at stake just depending on a vaccine for COVID-19, scientists around the world are working 24x7 to create an effective and safe vaccine as quickly as possible. However, by some optimistic estimates, the world could see a vaccine in the not too distant future. But with every vaccine, there are unpredictable unknowns. Or worst-case … [Read more...] about The Race for a Coronavirus Vaccine
World Immunization Week is always celebrated in the last week of April (April 24-30) with a goal to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease. Immunizations save many lives every year and are recognized as one of the world's most successful, cost-effective interventions. However, there are still nearly 20 million children in the world, who are still not able to get the vaccines they need or require. Alternatively, there are parents who choose not to vaccinate … [Read more...] about World Immunization Week