The modern culture is bringing unique issues on the table, as people nowadays meticulously manage extensive allergies and vaccines, which might impair a challenged immune system or disorder traits, but still, many parents reject vaccines, so we must aim to understand and research the causes. World Immunization Week in April promotes vaccines to all ages, as immunization is widely recognized as the most cost-effective interventions, although nearly 20 million under-vaccinated children can be found around the world, so we need help to ensure the power of immunization. The reasons vary widely, and some parents insist their children’s systems benefit from illness.
The theme chosen by the WHO for the World Immunization Week celebrates one of the most effective health interventions, but celebration should also invite the intensification of our efforts to create a good public health system through a new approach. Vaccines have reduced diseases and are important for health today, but you probably aren’t aware which vaccines are available, so we must also discuss the vaccination programs, even though the basic mechanism is simple: they create a weakened form of what makes us ill, inducing acquired immunity so that our body is ready to mount a defense.
Despite gains, disease elimination has seen multiple outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases, especially at those living in the marginalized ommunities, which is why, in order to survive countries ensure all people receive vaccines and those that have made progress must still work to sustain the campaign objectives and raise awareness about full immunization throughout 2019. Looking forward, we need to expand our view on protection at every stage and this means a life-course approach, just as the WHO promotes , envisioning a shift of paradigm, as it can play a key role in contributing to the sustainability of systems through vaccination, a tool that increases productivity anf gives kids the best chance to improve, especially in countries where life-course immunization is not seen as important. Today vaccines are much further than most people realize, but in all countries people seem to be much too pessimistic about the coverage, as it is often the case in global development, although poorer countries have a more accurate view and most estimate that the vaccination coverage is outdated.
We highlight the need to addres gaps, increase investment, create foundation for resilient systems and health by expanding access to health coverage at the beginning for the chance at immunization as well as other health priorities, such as curbing antimicrobial resistance and improving newborn care. At a time when vaccination is underused, it is known that with age, we are susceptible to influenza infection and older adults are at higher risk of complications and death, as well as heart attack during the diagnosis which aggravates chronic illnesses such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder and diabetes. There is a misperception of vaccination coverage which is recommended to prevent death from diseases, but the biggest gap lies with children who are not protected as much as possible: only 7% in the poorest countries are immunized with all doses.