What vaccinations are required for my child during early years?
Vaccinations are injected in our body to stimulate our immune system to produce such substances (antibodies) that can fight disease without actually infecting us with the disease.
Vaccination schedule is provided by every pediatrician when consulted for the child’s vaccination and a health immune card is also provided by the hospital from where the mother and child are released after delivery.
Tentative list of vaccination which is followed though is-
- BCG + Oral Polio – At Birth
- Hepatitis B – At birth (within 12 hours)
- Oral Polio + DPT + Hepatitis B- 2 months
- pneumococcal vaccine – 2 months ( optional)
- Oral Polio + DPT + Hepatitis B + Meningitis - 3 months
- Oral Polio + DPT + Hepatitis B- 4 months
- pneumococcal vaccine – 4 months (optional)
- pneumococcal vaccine – 6 months (optional)
- Measles + Mumps + Rubella (MMR) 12- 15 months
- pneumococcal vaccine – 12 to 15 months (optional)
- Chicken Pox- 12 to 18 months
- DPT Booster + Oral Polio – 15 to 18 months
- DPT Booster + Oral Polio+ MMR – 5 years