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Why Vaccinations Are a Must for Babies During This Lockdown Period
The C virus has surely bought everything to a standstill, especially in the health sector. Forget about taking babies during this period for getting vaccinations – people are scared to go out to buy basic groceries! But, is it right?
The fear is everywhere, but we should not forget that small babies are at higher risk of getting other diseases if vaccines are not given at the right time. Their immunity is not fully developed, so it is all the more necessary to keep track of their vaccines. My baby turned 1 at March end, and her vaccination was due, but we thought that we should let things settle down and then we will take her. But that never happened, as the lockdown days kept increasing.
Many hospitals have come up with the idea of sending a nurse to your place and getting your child’s vaccine done. I was okay with the idea, but after speaking to my child’s paediatrician, I thought it’s better to take her to the doctor. So, we took her with all the precautions, and made her wear a mask as well.
After reaching there, I was so happy to see that we were the only ones there for that allotted time. The doctor sanitized the whole place and took all the precautions. Only my husband went inside with the baby. I was waiting outside the clinic. Yes, during this period, distancing is very important. I urge all the paediatricians to please take safety measures like this and just take one case at a time. Even parents will be relaxed and take their kids for vaccination without any worry.
The situation outside is not under control, and might take almost two years till this virus has a proper cure. But, we can’t put our babies at risk. As no doctor will put all the vaccines together, we must take protection and find a good hospital or clinic where all the safety precautions are well taken care of.
This is my personal opinion, and it may vary from person to person. No offence to anyone! Be happy and stay safe!