Here's All About Mandatory Child Immunization and Vaccination

Here's All About Mandatory Child Immunization and Vaccination
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Babies are prone to many fatal diseases ever since they are born, so it is important to take care of babies from when they are new born up to 5 years. However, regular vaccinations had to be taken in specific months during different months for the baby.

Bacillus Calmette Guerin (BCG): Very first vaccine given to new born, injection, single dose, protection against tuberculosis.

Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV): 4 doses, oral suspension, 0 at time of birth, 1st at 6th week, 2nd at 10th week, and the final booster at 14th week; protects against poliovirus.

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Hepatitis B: Single dose vaccine, injected to new born, protection against fatal liver disease.

Pentavalent: Three doses, injection, 1st at 6th week, 2nd at 10th week, and final one at 14th week; protection against five diseases – Pertussis, Tetanus, Hepatitis B, Hib, and Diptheria.

Rotavirus Vaccine (RVV): Three doses, 1st at 6th week, 2nd at 10th week, and 3rd at 14th week; protection against rotavirus which causes diarrhoea.

Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV): Two doses, 1st at 6th week and 2nd at 14th week. Given as an injection and protects from Meningitis, septicaemia, and pneumonia.

Inactivated Polio Vaccine (fIPV): fIPV is provided in two doses, the first one is given at 6th week and the second one at 14th week, protection against poliovirus.

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Measles & Rubella (MR): Two doses, first at 9-12 months and second at 16-24 months; injection, protects against measles and rubella.

Japanese Encephalitis (JE): Two doses, first at 9-12 months and second one at 16-24 months; injection that protects against viral encephalitis in Asia.

Diphtheria Pertussis & Tetanus (DPT): Two doses, injection, one at 9-12 months and second at 16-24 months; protects against Diptheria, Pertussis, and Tetanus.

Tetanus & Adult Diphtheria (Td): Single dose vaccine, injection; protects against bacterium clostridium tetani.

 

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