6. Immunization Report CardOnly children and pregnant women are given priority for vaccination, while adult immunization is overlooked in India.
These vaccinations are given across 27,000 cold chain stores. India has the largest number of children who are not immunized. Vaccination helps prevent infectious diseases, and are very important when it comes to preventing mortality. This is because more than 25% of deaths are due to infections. Poor immunization among adults costs the country because of hospital expenses that can be avoided if everyone is properly immunized. Unfortunately adult immunization is overlooked in India, and is the least important part of health care services. Here is a list of the communicable diseases still commonplace in India:1. Bacterial Diseases:a.
Tuberculosisb. Leprosy2. Diarrheal Diseases3. Microbial Diseases4. Parasitic Diseases:a.
Malariab. Denguec. Yellow Feverd. Chikungunya5. Polio (Viral Disease)6.
PneumoniaIn comparison to India, the United States fares better when it comes to immunization rates. More people are getting vaccinated in the United States which is why the U.S. has a much lower rate of illness relating to communicable disease.Vaccinations and the rate of infections are directly related. Vaccinations are important in creating a breech so that the disease cannot spread. The more people who get vaccinated the lesser chance that the disease will spread. For example, if one person got the disease & everybody else was vaccinated then the disease get contained and cannot spread.
Hence, the rate of infections goes down.Sources for Immunization Report Card:http://unicef.in/Whatwedo/3/Immunizationhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4635930/http://icmr.nic.in/annual/comm.htmhttps://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/immunize.htmhttps://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/ss/ss6501a1.htm