National Vaccination Day India: Busting Myths, Saving Lives

National Vaccination Day India: Busting Myths, Saving Lives Mon , Mar 20

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Vaccination is one of the most important public health measures in human history. It has saved countless lives, prevented severe diseases, and helped us live longer and healthier lives.


Unfortunately, in recent years, there has been a growing movement of anti-vaccine sentiment that has led to people refusing to get vaccinated. This has put not only their own lives at risk but also the lives of those around them.

Vaccines save up to 3 million children a year from deadly diseases.

Vaccines cause “herd immunity,” which means if the majority of people in a community have been vaccinated against a disease, an unvaccinated person is less likely to get sick because others are less likely to get sick and spread the disease

  • On this National Vaccination Day, let us take a moment to understand the importance of vaccination and dispel some common myths that have led people to question the safety and efficacy of vaccines.

Myth #1: Vaccines Cause Autism

  • This myth has been debunked repeatedly by scientific studies, but it persists, nonetheless. The idea that vaccines cause autism originated from a fraudulent study that has since been retracted by the medical journal that published it. Numerous studies have shown that there is no link between vaccines and autism, and yet this myth persists, leading to people refusing to vaccinate their children and putting them at risk of deadly diseases.

Myth #2: Natural Immunity Is Better Than Vaccination

  • While it is true that getting sick with a disease can provide immunity, it is also true that the consequences of getting sick can be severe, even deadly. Vaccines provide a safe and effective way to protect against diseases without the risk of severe illness or death. Natural immunity can also be unreliable and may not provide lifelong protection against a disease. Vaccination provides reliable, long-lasting immunity and helps protect vulnerable populations who may not be able to get vaccinated, such as infants and people with weakened immune systems.

Myth #3: Vaccines Are Unsafe

  • Vaccines go through rigorous testing and monitoring before they are approved for use. They are tested in clinical trials to ensure their safety and effectiveness. After they are approved, they are continually monitored for safety through the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), a system that tracks and investigates adverse events that may be related to vaccines. The safety of vaccines is continuously monitored, and any concerns are thoroughly investigated. The benefits of vaccines far outweigh the risks.

Myth #4: Microchips are embedded in Vaccines

  • It has been claimed by some groups on social media that vaccines can be used to microchip people and track them via 5G cell phone towers.

    This is a conspiracy theory that has no base or evidence to back up. The misinformation was spread only to cause confusion and disruption among the public.

What Happens When People Don't Get Vaccinated?

  • When people refuse to get vaccinated, they put not only their own health at risk but also the health of those around them. When vaccination rates fall below a certain level, herd immunity is lost, and diseases that were once under control can re-emerge and spread rapidly. We have seen this happen with the recent measles outbreaks in the United States and Europe.

Get vaccinated, stay safe!

  • At MGM Healthcare, we understand the importance of vaccination in protecting public health. Our MGM Children’s and Varam for women provides a range of vaccines for children and adults to protect against a variety of diseases. We urge everyone to get vaccinated and help protect themselves and their communities.

  • For parents, we understand that your child’s health and safety are your top priorities. As such, we strongly recommend that you ensure your child receives all the necessary vaccinations to protect them against a range of preventable diseases. Call us today at +91 44 4524 2424 for appointments and let us serve you through your healthcare journey.