Scientific Sessions

Pediatric Vaccination and immunization

Pediatric vaccination and immunization are crucial components of preventive healthcare for children. Vaccinations help protect infants, children, and adolescents from a wide range of infectious diseases by stimulating the immune system to develop immunity against specific pathogens. Immunization programs have played a significant role in reducing the incidence and severity of many childhood diseases, saving countless lives worldwide.

Pediatric vaccinations are designed to provide immunity against various diseases, including but not limited to measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), tetanus, polio, hepatitis B, Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), pneumococcal diseases, meningococcal diseases, rotavirus, and human papillomavirus (HPV). These vaccinations are typically administered according to recommended schedules, starting from infancy and continuing through childhood and adolescence.