Latest vaccination for infants

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The first thing that any couple is excessively careful about when they become parents is the health of their newly born baby. They try to keep it away from any kind of danger, be it external (from the world around it) or internal (in its own body). Hence, vaccination becomes an integral part of taking care of the health of a baby. A baby can be prevented from developing certain diseases by means of vaccination.

The Indian Government has listed some vaccines to be vitally given to children and these are available at low prices.

Here is a list of vaccination essential for infants till they are one year of age:

AT BIRTH:

  • BCG (Bacillus Calmette-Guerin): This helps in building immunity against tuberculosis. This vaccination should be given at birth.
  • Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV)
  • Hepatitis (HP – B1)

AT 6 WEEKS:

  • Diptheria, Tetanus and Pertussis vaccine (DTwP 1)
  • Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV)
  • Hepatitis (HP – B2)
  • Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib 1)
  • Rotavirus 1
  • Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV 1)

AT 10 WEEKS:

  • Diptheria, Tetanus and Pertussis vaccine (DTwP 2)
  • Inactivated polio vaccine (IPV 2)
  • Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib 2)
  • Rotavirus 2
  • Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV 2)

AT 14 Weeks:

  • Diptheria, Tetanus and Pertussis vaccine (DTwP 3)
  • Inactivated Polio Vaccine(IPV 3)
  • Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib 3)
  • Rotavirus 3
  • Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV 3)

AT 6 MONTHS

  • Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV 1)
  • Hepatitis (Hep – B3)

AT 9 MONTHS

  • Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV 2)
  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR – 1)

FROM 9-12 MONTHS:

  • Typhoid Conjugate Vaccine

AT 12 MONTHS:

  • Hepatitis A (Hep –A1)

It’s best to have a knowledge of all these vaccinations for the well-being of your little bundle of joy.