According to UNICEF, 6.7 crore children around the world are likely to be affected by serious diseases like polio. UNICEF, which monitors children’s health, told the United Nations that between 2019-21, 67 million children were not given the usual doses of vaccines.
Corona epidemic From what came to light.. many problems started all over the world. Some problems are chronic. This epidemic is still coming to light in many areas. Being treated in hospitals. And only a few hospitals are functioning for those suffering from common ailments. As a result, children do not receive many vaccines for common diseases. Saying Due to this, children are worried about the possibility of contracting diseases like polio. Going into details..
There is widespread concern that even children suffering from serious diseases are not receiving routine vaccines in the background of fewer hospitals providing general treatment. Moreover, UNICEF said that 6.7 crore children around the world are likely to be affected by serious diseases like polio. UNICEF, which monitors children’s health, told the United Nations that between 2019-21, 67 million children were not given the usual doses of vaccines. As a result, many children expressed concern that they are very close to the possibility of contracting serious diseases.
Children are at risk of cholera, measles and polio
UNICEF said that children should be vaccinated soon so that they develop immunity against serious diseases. Millions of children worldwide are given routine vaccines, but there is a huge number of children who cannot be vaccinated. Globally, only one in five children are zero-dose or partially vaccinated. It was revealed that this is the first time since 2008 that such a large number of children have not been vaccinated.
27 lakh children in India
While the number of zero-dose children in India was 1.3 million i.e. 13 lakh before the corona epidemic came to light, their number has increased to 2.7 million i.e. 27 lakh in 2021. Zero-dose children are those who have not received the first diphtheria pertussis tetanus vaccine (DTP1). Partially vaccinated children are those who have received one dose, or two doses and a third dose. According to UNICEF, children are at risk of getting cholera, measles and polio due to not getting the vaccine dose.
Inequality, poverty, underprivileged children
What is surprising is that most of the children receiving vaccinations are from poor and disadvantaged communities. Three out of four unvaccinated children (zero-dose children) were from 20 countries. They live in remote rural areas, urban slums, crisis zones, migration and refugee communities. UNICEF appealed to many countries to vaccinate these children soon.
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