Now, Paediatric Dept @ Womens Center By Motherhood Hospital

Paediatric department in Womens Center by Motherhood Hospital offers a wide range of high quality health care services in the age group of 0-18 years. It includes newborn care and Paediatric care. And they have highly qualified Paediatricians and Neonatologists to provide good health care services. Registrars are available round the clock for emergency care.
General Paediatric outpatients department functions on all days and caters to children with a wide variety of illness and also has a well baby clinic for routine immunization. Dr. S. Shobana sheds light on vaccination to children.
Why are vaccinations important?
Vaccination is a simple and effective way of protecting children from serious diseases. It not only helps to protect children, it also protects the broader community by minimizing the spread of disease.
What diseases do vaccines protect against?
Immunizing your child with vaccines protects them against various serious diseases like diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, hepatitis A&B, chickenpox, typhoid, tuberculosis, rotavirus, pneumococcal infection, mumps, measles, rubella and more.
Does breast feeding protect them from infectious diseases?
Breast milk does contain some antibodies which are passed on to the baby and offers temporary immunity against some minor infections however it it not an effective means of protecting a child from the specific diseases prevented by vaccines. It is therefore best to get your child vaccinated even if you are breastfeeding longterm.
Are vaccines safe?
Yes, Vaccines are safe. Every vaccine undergoes extensive testing before being licensed and vaccine safety continues to be monitored as long as a vaccine is in use.
What are the side effects of vaccines?
Most side effects from vaccination are minor such as fever, pain and swelling at injection site. These side effects do not last long and are treatable. Serious reactions are very rare. The tiny risk of a serious reaction from a vaccination has to be weighed against the very real risk of getting a dangerous vaccine preventable disease or suffering complications from it.
Can vaccines overload child’s immune system?
Vaccines do not overload the immune system. The antigens used in vaccines come from the germs, either bacteria or virus which are weakened or killed so that they cannot cause illness. Vaccines give your child the antibodies they need to fight off serious diseases.
Why do certain vaccines need more than one dose?
For some vaccines one dose is not sufficient to build high enough immunity to prevent disease. Following certain vaccinations, immunity wanes off over a period of time hence booster dose is needed to build up high immunity levels. Certain seasonal illness like flu needs vaccine shots annually as the strain keeps changing every year. For appointments and details call 0422 420 1000 or visit Womens Center by Motherhood Hospital, 146 B, Mettupalayam Road, Coimbatore – 641043.
Dr. S. Shobana
Womens Center by Motherhood

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