The Importance of Adhering to Vaccination Cards

Why Compliance To Vaccination Card Matters

Maintaining Compliance with Vaccination Cards: A Crucial Aspect of Childhood Health

Why Compliance To Vaccination Card Matters

The disruption caused by the pandemic has affected many healthcare routines, including the vaccination schedules for young children. During the first five years of a child’s life, numerous vaccinations are scheduled to coincide with stages of immune system development, providing essential immunization against serious childhood diseases such as pertussis, Hepatitis A, meningitis, and polio. While parents typically prioritize their child’s vaccination schedule during the first couple of years, it often becomes less of a focus as the child grows older. However, it’s important for parents to recognize that the risk of diseases persists as children age. Key vaccinations recommended for children between 1 to 5 years old include Hepatitis-A, Chicken Pox, MMR, Meningitis ACWY vaccine, DTP-HIB-Hep B booster, PCV booster, annual Influenza Vaccine, and more.

Missing any of these vaccinations can have significant and lasting repercussions on a child’s health. Hence, pediatricians provide parents with a Vaccination card, often referred to as the “Passport to a child’s good health.” This card outlines the vaccination schedule clearly, serving as a reminder of the importance of timely vaccinations. Parents can use it as a reference to plan future vaccinations and catch up on any missed doses.


In today’s world, where concerns about infectious diseases are heightened, vaccination cards have gained even more importance. They serve as official records of a child’s health and immunization history, useful for school admissions, travel visas, and providing vital information to healthcare professionals about the child’s immunization status.

Moreover, vaccination cards promote awareness of the vaccinations necessary for comprehensive protection against common childhood diseases. They encourage parents to adhere to a proper vaccination schedule during the early years of their child’s life, understanding that any lapses can lead to delayed vaccinations and compromised immunity. With the rise of digital solutions, such as vaccination reminder apps like Immunize India by the Indian Academy of Pediatrics, parents can stay updated on their child’s vaccination schedule conveniently.

Given these benefits, it’s imperative for parents to comply with vaccination cards and follow the pediatrician’s recommended schedule. These cards serve as a reliable guide for ensuring that children receive the necessary vaccinations at the appropriate times, laying the foundation for years of immunity and protection.

Disclaimer: This message is a public awareness initiative by GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Limited and provides general information only. Please consult your pediatrician for personalized medical advice and the complete vaccination schedule for your child.