World Immunization Week is observed from April 24-30, that is aimed at promoting the proper use of vaccines and their role in safeguarding people of all age groups against various diseases.

Regular immunization saves the lives of millions every year and it is one of the cost-effective health interventions implemented by the government.

The theme this year is Protected Together: Vaccine Works! So, Let’s work together with the health care community to make sure that all of us are protected.

Vaccines are antigenic preparations that provide active immunity to a disease, by lowering the risk of infection caused by pathogens. There are different varieties of vaccines available for different age groups based on the outbreaks of epidemics, existing disease, heredity and seasonal changes. Here is the detailed infographic.

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