Vaccination Schedule For Babies

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Vaccination Schedule For Babies
Vaccination Schedule For Babies
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Simranjit Kaur

Simranjit Kaur

Mother of one, Master of Education with specialization in child-psychology. Putting my qualifications into practice. After becoming mother, I met with real me. I am now learning new concepts of parenting every fresh day. Putting away childish ways to make room for my child's ways. Trying my level best to be a best mom.

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Vaccines cause the child to produce their own antibodies that protect him from various diseases. Therefore, never overlook the importance of vaccination schedule for babies.

In medical terms, vaccination is a biological preparation, which give immunity against various diseases by stimulating the production of antibodies. They are frequently administered by injection but have alternative solutions as well from oral to nasal spray. Your baby’ vaccination starts with the first year of his life and continue until 10 to 12 years. It includes some compulsory and optional vaccines. Here under is the vaccination schedule for babies.

Vaccine Protection First Dose Second Dose Third Dose Fourth Dose Fifth Dose
1 BCG TB & bladder cancer Birth
2 HepB Hepatitis B Birth 4 weeks after 1st dose 8 weeks after 2 nd dose
3 Poliovirus Polio Birth 4 weeks after 1st dose 4 weeks after 2nd dose
4 DTP Diphtheria, Tetanus & Pertussis 6 Weeks 4 weeks after 1st dose 4 weeks after 2nd dose 6 Months after 3rd dose 3 Years after 4th dose
5 Hib Infections caused by Bacteria 6 Weeks 4 weeks after 1st dose 4 weeks after 2nd dose 6 Months after 3rd dose
6 PCV Pneumonia 6 Weeks 4 weeks after 1st dose 4 weeks after 2nd dose 6 Months after 3rd dose
7 RV Severe Diarrheal Disease 6 Weeks 4 weeks after 1st dose 4 weeks after 2nd dose
8 Typhoid Typhoid Fever, Diarrhea 9 Months 15 Months after 1st dose
9 MMR Measles, Mumps & Rubella 9 Months 6 Months after 1st dose
10 Varicella Chickenpox 1 Year 3 Months after 1st dose
11 HepA Liver disease 1 Year 6 Months after 1st dose
12 Tdap Diphtheria, Tetanus & Pertussis 7 Years
13 HPV HPV Cancers & Warts 9 Years For Child aged 9 -14 years – after 6 months from first dose. And, for Child aged 15 or more: 1 month after 1 st dose for Child aged 15 or more: 5 month after 2 nd dose

*Before following any of the above-cited information, a pediatrician’s consultation is highly recommended.

In case you have skipped any of the important vaccine schedule, you still can catch-up with your kid’s missed vaccination

Vaccine Protection First Dose Second Dose Third Dose Fourth Dose Fifth Dose
1 BCG TB & bladder cancer Can be given till age 5 only
2 HepB Hepatitis B Don’t miss it, but if missed, do it ASAP. 1 month after 1st dose 5 months after 2nd dose
3 Poliovirus Polio First month after birth 1 month after 1st dose 6 months after 2nd dose
4 DTP Diphtheria, Tetanus & Pertussis Can be done anytime 1 month after 1st dose 5 months after 2nd dose
5 Hib Infections caused by Bacteria Anytime before the age of 5 only 4 weeks after 1st dose 6 months after 2nd dose 6 months after 3rd dose 6 months after 4th dose
6 PCV Pneumonia Anytime after the age of 2 years and before 5 years
7 RV Severe Diarrheal Disease Within first six months 4 weeks after 1st dose 4 weeks after 2nd dose
8 Typhoid Typhoid Fever, Diarrhea Anytime
9 MMR Measles, Mumps & Rubella For school aged children 4 weeks after 1st dose
10 Varicella Chickenpox Anytime For ages 7-12 years: 3 months after 1st dose. For ages 13-18 years: 4 weeks after 1st dose
11 HepA Liver disease Anytime 6 months after 1st dose
12 Tdap Diphtheria, Tetanus & Pertussis For ages 7-10 years: 1st dose. For ages 11-18 years: One dose. For ages 7-10 years: after 1 month of first dose For ages 7-10 years: after 5 months of second dose

*Before following any of the above-cited information, a pediatrician’s consultation is highly recommended.

A bit information about the diseases that these vaccines protect a child from.

Diphtheria: Diphtheria is a severe infectious disease, which normally affects the membrane in the back of the nose and throat, thus can prevent breathing. DTP vaccination is the solution for this disease.

Measles: Measles is a serious and severe disease. It can cause high fever and complications such as infection of the eye and ear, deafness, croup, pneumonia and it can cause some rare complications in the brain. VVR can be prevented by vaccination.

Whooping Cough: This is a dangerous bacterial infection, especially in infants. In this sort of a cough, the child has bouts of a barking cough that ends with a snorting. This inspiratory snorting may be replaced by a sudden stop of breathing. Whooping cough complications further include convulsions, pneumonia, ear drops infection, hernias and sometimes cerebral complications. And, the solution is DTP vaccination.

Tetanus: Tetanus is an infection that can lead to death. It occurs when a wound (even superficial) is contaminated with soil containing tetanus spores. It affects the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). It is very important to prevent disease through vaccination and ensuring the accurate doses of the vaccine on a timely basis.

Polio: Polio is a viral disease that affects the central nervous system. It can cause paralysis of limbs, and sometimes extensive paralysis, including respiratory muscles, meningitis, and even death. Protection against this disease is essential.

The above vaccines protect your baby from all these dangerous infections and endangered diseases. Therefore, there should not be any kind of negligence in respect to these.

Before following any of the above-cited information, a pediatrician’s consultation is highly recommended. After all, this is a matter of your baby’s safety.

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Simranjit Kaur
Mother of one, Master of Education with specialization in child-psychology. Putting my qualifications into practice. After becoming mother, I met with real me. I am now learning new concepts of parenting every fresh day. Putting away childish ways to make room for my child's ways. Trying my level best to be a best mom.