CHILD VACCINATION SCHEDULE AND IMMUNIZATION

Child Vaccination schedule and immunization

Vaccinations are important to prevent children from a dangerous illness. It’s true that you cannot see your baby gets a vaccination shot. Vaccination protects your child from a number of diseases like measles, polio, hepatitis, whooping cough, mumps, pneumococcal, Hib meningitis, or mumps. In the following paragraphs, you will get to know about the recommended immunizations for your little munchkin and which vaccination is required for your child’s next medical checkup.

ROLE OF VACCINATIONS

Babies are highly susceptible to catch diseases and infections in their early years. As their immune system is weak or we can say that the baby’s body defence system against infection-causing microorganisms in not developed perfectly.

ROLE OF VACCINATIONS

Now we will tell you what exactly the role of the immune system. An immune system protects the body by battling against pathogens. On the other hand, when pathogens overwhelm the immune system your child falls sick.

When a child gets the vaccination, it will help the immune system to recognize which organism is harmful and how to eliminate it. This is the way how the body gets prepared when they got an attack from illness.

REASONS TO PROTECT YOUR CHILD THROUGH VACCINATION

REASONS TO PROTECT YOUR CHILD THROUGH VACCINATION

  • Every parent wants to protect their child from illness and keep our children healthy and safe from diseases. Vaccination is the best way to protect your child from illness and diseases.
  • All vaccines undergo detailed and long reviews by doctors, scientists and government to make sure they are safe.
  • Diseases like mumps, whooping cough, and measles are curable still there is threat globally. The number of children gets infected by them.
  • If parents do not want vaccination for their child, those preventable diseases turn into unpreventable disease and this, in turn, harms the child’s health.
  • Pediatric organizations, such as the Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, and Indian Academy Of Pediatric supports to protect children with necessary vaccinations.
  • Vaccinations protect children from complications and serious illness. If children are not getting proper vaccination and on time then these diseases can lead to paralysis of limbs, amputation of a leg or an arm, brain damage, hearing loss, or even death.
  • There are some diseases that are almost exhausted in our country, but those are still common in other countries. Those may be brought to your country by international travelers. If children are not get vaccinated, they may get infected by international travelers.
  • If children are not vaccinated, they can spread their diseases to other people like, small babies, other young children or those people whose immune system is weak, patients, etc.

Here is the Vaccination Chart for Indian Babies with Vaccination Prices.

Age

(completed weeks/months/years)    Vaccines    Doses    Content Tag    Price/Dose

Birth    Bacillus Calmette–Guérin (BCG)    1    BCG    ₹92 – ₹1025

Oral polio vaccine (OPV 0)    1    OPV    ₹230

Hepatitis B (Hep – B1)    1    Hep -B    ₹53.25 – ₹6000

6 weeks    Diptheria, Tetanus and Pertussis vaccine (DTP 1)    1    DTP    ₹226

Inactivated polio vaccine (IPV** 1)    1    IPV    ₹440

Hepatitis B  (Hep – B2)    1    Hep -B    ₹53.25 – ₹6000

Haemophilus influenza type B (Hib 1)

1    Hib    ₹113 – ₹253.5

Rotavirus 1    1    Rotavirus    ₹690 – ₹1499

Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV 1)    1    PCV    ₹1496- ₹3801

10 weeks    Diptheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis vaccine (DTP 2)    1    DTP    ₹220-225

Haemophilus influenza type B (Hib 2)

1    Hib    ₹113 – ₹253.5

Inactivated polio vaccine (IPV** 2)    1    IPV    ₹440

Hepatitis B  (Hep – B3)    1    Hep -B    ₹53.25 – ₹6000

Rotavirus 2    1    Rotavirus    ₹690 – ₹1499

Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV 2)    1    PCV    ₹1496 – ₹3801

14 weeks    Diptheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis vaccine (DTP 3)    1    DTP    ₹220-225

Haemophilus influenza type B (Hib 3)

1    Hib    ₹114 – ₹253

Inactivated polio vaccine (IPV** 3)    1    IPV    ₹440

Hepatitis B  (Hep* – B4)    1    Hep B    ₹53.25 – ₹6000

Rotavirus 3****    1    Rotavirus    ₹70 – ₹1499

Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV 3)    1    PCV    ₹1495 – ₹3801

6 months    Typhoid Conjugate Vaccine (TCV#)    1    TCV    ₹150 – ₹526

9 months    Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR – 1)

1    MMR    ₹160 – ₹600

12 months    Hepatitis A (Hep – A1)    1    Hep -A    ₹1004 – ₹1395

Influenza (Yearly)******    1    Influenza    ₹500 – ₹700

15 months    Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR 2)    1    MMR    ₹156 – ₹600

Varicella 1

1    Varicella    ₹1625 – ₹2260

Influenza (Yearly)******    1    Influenza    ₹500 – ₹700

PCV booster 1    1    PCV    ₹1495 – ₹3800

16 to 18 months    Diphtheria, Perussis, and Tetanus (DTP B1)    1    DTP    ₹220-225

Inactivated polio vaccine (IPV*** B1)    1    IPV    ₹440

Hepatitis A (Hep – A2*****)    1    Hep -A    ₹1004 – ₹1395

Haemophilus influenza type B (Hib B1)    1    Hib    ₹113 – ₹253

4 to 6 years    Diphtheria, Perussis, and Tetanus (DTP B2)    1    DTP    ₹225

Varicella 2    1    Varicella    ₹1625 – ₹2260

Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR 3/MMRV)    1    MMR    ₹155 – ₹600

9 to 14 years    Tdap    1    Tdap    ₹768 – ₹1100

Human Papilloma Virus (HPV 1 & 2)    1    HPV    ₹2190 – ₹2260

15 to 18 Years    Tdap    1    Tdap    ₹767 – ₹1100

Human Papilloma Virus (HPV 1,2& 3)    1    HPV    ₹2190 – ₹2260

Reference:

IAP Immunization Timetable 2018-2019

*Forth Dose of Hepatitis B is permissible for combinations vaccines

**In case IPV is not feasible or not available, the child should be offered bOPV (3 doses).

***b-OPV. If IPV booster not feasible.

**** Third dose, if IPV booster not feasible.

*****Single done only- Live attenuated Hepatitis A vaccine.

****** Start Influenza vaccine after 6 months of age.

#TCV- Typhoid Conjugate Vaccine

##HPV – Human Papilloma Virus

NOTE: The prices of vaccination mentioned in the chart may vary as per your location. Please consult your pediatrician.

THINGS TO REMEMBER DURING VACCINATION

THINGS TO REMEMBER DURING VACCINATION

  1. If your child is suffering from fever, call your doctor to reschedule the date of vaccination.
  2. Sometimes doctor advice you the painful or painless vaccination. We do not want that our child suffers so we go for painless vaccinations. As per studies, painful vaccines are better than painless vaccines.
  3. Try to give vaccine on time, in any other case you miss the vaccine call your pediatrician and reschedule the vaccine.
  4. If possible, take along a family member or spouse with you, this will help distract or comfort the child during or after the vaccination.
  5. After vaccination, sometimes the baby gets the fever for a few days. You can use a sponge bath to reduce the temperature. Visit your pediatrician in case the fever persists more than 1-2 days.

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