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Vaccination


Introduction

Vaccination is the administration of antigenic material (a vaccine) to produce immunity to a disease. Vaccines can prevent or ameliorate the effects of infection by many pathogens. Vaccination is generally considered to be the most effective and cost-effective method of preventing infectious diseases. The material administered can either be live but weakened forms of pathogens (bacteria or viruses), killed or inactivated forms of these pathogens, or purified material such as proteins.

Vaccination Schedule
Birth Date
Result
This immunization schedule is recommended for your child, born on
Child's Age Vaccine and Dose Protects Against Recommended Vaccination Date
At Birth Hepatitis B
Dose 1 of 3
Hepatitis B virus (chronic inflammation of the liver, life-long complications)
1 to 2 months
(part of well-baby visit)
Hepatitis B
Dose 2 of 3
Hepatitis B virus (chronic inflammation of the liver, lifelong complications)
2 months
(part of well-baby visit)
D.T.P
Dose 1 of 5
Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough)
HIB
Dose 1 of 4
Infections of the blood, brain, joints, or lungs (pneumonia)
Dose 1 of 4 Polio
Dose 1 of 4 Infections of the blood, brain, joints, inner ears, or lungs (pneumonia)
Dose 1 of 3 Rotavirus diarrhea (and vomiting)
4 months
(part of well-baby visit)

Dose 2 of 5
Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough)
Dose 2 of 4 Infections of the blood, brain, joints, or lungs (pneumonia)
Dose 2 of 4 Polio
Pneumococcal
Dose 2 of 4
infections of the blood, brain, joints, inner ears, or lungs (pneumonia)
Rotavirus
Dose 2 of 3
Rotavirus diarrhea (and vomiting)
6 months
(part of well-baby visit)
D.T.P
Dose 3 of 5
Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough)
HIB
Dose 3 of 4
Infections of the blood, brain, joints, or lungs (pneumonia)
Pneumococcal
Dose 3 of 4
Infections of the blood, brain, joints, inner ears, or lungs (pneumonia)
Rotavirus
Dose 3 of 3
Rotavirus diarrhea (and vomiting)
6 to 18 months Hepatitis B
Dose 3 of 3
Hepatitis B (chronic inflammation of the liver, lifelong complications)
Polio (IPV)
Dose 3 of 4
Polio
6 months or older Influenza
Dose 1 of 2
Flu and complications
Influenza
Dose 2 of 2
Flu and complications or later, and one dose yearly thereafter
12 to 15 months HIB
Dose 4 of 4
Infections of the blood, brain, joints, or lungs (pneumonia)
Pneumococcal
Dose 4 of 4
Infections of the blood, brain, joints, inner ears, or lungs (pneumonia)
MMR
Dose 1 of 2
Measles, mumps, and rubella (German measles)
Varicella
Dose 1 of 2
Chickenpox
12 to 23 months
Hepatitis A
Dose 1 of 2
Hepatitis A virus (inflammation of the liver)
15 to 18 months D.T.P
Dose 4 of 5
Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough)
18 months or older Hepatitis A
Dose 2 of 2, (follows 6 months after Dose 1)
Hepatitis A virus (inflammation of the liver) or later
4 to 6 years D.T.P
Dose 5 of 5
Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough)
Polio (IPV)
Dose 4 of 4
Polio
MMR
Dose 2 of 2
Measles, mumps, and rubella (German measles)
Varicella
Dose 2 of 2
Chickenpox
11 to 12 years D.T.P
Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough)
Meningococcal
Dose 1
Meningococcal conjugate vaccine
Note: Mild coughs and colds are not contradictions for vaccination.please do not skip any of the recommended vaccines and have them administered on time.

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