It has been well established time and again that vaccinations impact infants’ immune system and help them develop a defense mechanism against several diseases. Some of these diseases are known to be even deadly.
If I am to believe my mother’s account of the time when they were kids, the infant mortality rate due to life threatening diseases among kids was very high. She recounts that things improved during the time I was born. According to her, a major factor that contributed to this was the introduction of many new vaccinations. Today, if we hardly see any rates of infant mortality due to preventable diseases, all the credit goes to vaccines. Vaccines have made some several life-threatening diseases almost non-existent. I tried to dig deep and find out the figures behind her observations. And what I learnt was very encouraging. Continue Reading