Role of women in Healthcare in ensuring effective vaccination
A whole lot has been said about Immunization and vaccines. Success stories have been recorded and some people wished that certain vaccine existed in their time. Even with these facts, some people do not still believe in the effectiveness of vaccines to protect against most communicable diseases in children.
It is startling to note that while some pharmaceutical companies in the world, researchers and scientists e.t.c work round the clock to ‘deliver’ on discovering more vaccines to put an end to most communicable diseases ravaging our world; there are still people who doubt the potency of these vaccines. The anti-vaccines movement. Sometimes, this could be out of ignorance, awareness or education.
Vaccines are gaining coverage round the world; The Rota Virus and the pneumococcal vaccines help combat the leading cause of deadly diarrhoea and pneumonia in children. These diseases have being the leading cause of death amongst children 0-5yrs. And these vaccines have succeeded in keeping children out of the hospital around the world. More needs to be done to engage with the healthcare stakeholders especially women.
Making a woman believe in the potency and strength of a vaccine is making the whole world believe. This will curb all the anti-vaccine movements.
As much as million dollars are dedicated to discover vaccines, more money, time and resources should be invested in educating women on the usefulness and effectiveness of these vaccines. The result of doing this cannot be over-emphasised.When the women believe, the result will be an immunized population, a population who will breed healthy children, that will live to see their 5th birthday and beyond. An effective engagement with women and nursing mothers in developed countries especially in Africa would promote the need to get children immunized before they get exposed to deadly virus which could devastating effect on families .
When women believe, the world will truly be informed that vaccines work and that they give parents the power to protect their tots from 14 serious diseases before they turn 2. Vaccinating them according to the recommended