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Indraprastha Apollo doctors dancing to educate about adult vaccination

Apollo doctors dance to educate people about adult vaccination

Doctors from different specialities at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital organised a mega dance program to educate people about adult vaccination. They stressed that people are least aware about adult vacciantion.

Dr. Kalpana Nagpal, Senior Consultant and Robotic Surgeon, ENT Head and Neck Surgery, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi, said “I am delighted to introduce this first-of-its-kind dance campaign to raise awareness about adult vaccinations. After conducting extensive research and surveys, it became evident that a significant number of healthcare professionals were unaware of the importance of adult vaccines, let alone the general public.”

“Hence, we embarked on this out-of-the-box initiative not only to educate people but also to gauge their interest and engagement through a fun dance jig. By blending education and entertainment, we aim to capture attention, spark curiosity, and ultimately empower individuals to take proactive steps towards safeguarding their health,” Dr Nagpal added.

Dr MS Kanwar, Senior Consultant, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine and Lead Lung Transplant Program, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, said, “Many diseases can be prevented by adult vaccination. Take an example of pneumococcal vaccines. They can prevent bacterial infections of lungs, which are caused by pneumococcus. Severe disease of pneumococcus like sepsis, shock and multiple organ failure can be prevented by pneumococcal vaccines because of antibodies and these antibodies suppress bacteria and antigens. Pneumococcal vaccine can be administered once in five year.”

"Similarly influenza vaccines can also prevent common colds in adults. It may be noted that some adults suffer from common colds, COPD, bronchitis, lung fibrosis and lung cancer. We don’t want these patients to suffer from common colds too. Influenza vaccines can be administered in the months of September and October,” Dr Kanwar added.

“There are vaccines available for hepatitis B, typhoid and cervical cancer. Vaccines can prevent severity of diseases,” he further said.


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