Healthspring collaborates with leading vaccine manufacturers to highlight the importance of AdultVaccinations

Mumbai: Healthspring, providers of primary healthcare services, has collaborated with leading vaccine manufacturers,to inculcate the importance of vaccinations in adults. The global pandemic has brought immunity resistance and overall healthy wellbeing sharply into focus, making specialists reiterate that vaccinations are one of the easiest & cost-effective ways to protect ourselves from potentially fatal diseases. Across the world, millions of adults fall seriously ill and require hospitalization that could be easily prevented by vaccines. Independent experts and WHO have shown that vaccines are far safer than therapeutic medicines.

Independent experts and WHO have shown that vaccines are far safer than therapeutic medicines.Vaccines train the immune system to identify and eradicate germs that attack the human body. One of the main reasons for considering adult vaccination is the waning immunity from the vaccines received in childhood. The importance of vaccination amongst adults is as crucial as it is amongst children. Healthspring has therefore organized an adult vaccination drivefor Flu vaccine till 31st August for their customers and employees.

Commenting on this move, Dr. Gautam Sen, Chairman and Founder of Healthspring said,“It is imperative to spread awareness on the importance of vaccinations amongst adults in India. Growing up, we have always learnt that ‘prevention is always better than cure’ and the current global crisis is witness to how even a minor flu can be extremely risky if your body is not equipped to fight it. Through this drive, Healthspring is determined to build people’s immunity to battle a multitude of illnesses apart from COVID-19.”

Research shows that people with diabetes are 6 times more likely to be hospitalized and 3 times more likely to die from influenza complications.While immunization is recognized as one of the most effective primary prevention services that improves health and well-being, adult immunization rates remain low and large gaps exist between national adult immunization goals and actual adult immunization rates.

Dr. Sen adds, “Adult vaccination can help people suffering with co-morbidities like diabetes, hypertension, obesity, etc. In senior citizens complications increase if affected by pneumonia or flu. It is especially beneficial for people suffering from asthma, heart or lung disease, diabetes, or other chronic disease. Additionally, a pneumococcal vaccine helps someone whomay have a compromised immune system to prevent serious disease such as pneumonia, meningitis, and blood infections.”

Vaccinations are readily available for such common adult illnesses as influenza (flu), pneumococcal disease, herpes zoster (shingles), human papillomavirus (HPV), pertussis (whooping cough), hepatitis A and hepatitis B.

Vaccinations are available at all the Healthspring centers in Mumbai and Pune.

While leading busy and stressful lifestyles, it is extremely important to take care of your health and build immunity. In addition to protecting the vaccinated individual from developing a potentially serious disease, vaccines help protect the community by reducing the spread of infectious diseases thus creating a safer space for everyone.

 

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