With the developments in the field of Medical Science, it has become easier to deal with health problems. Vaccines are important in fighting diseases by making you immune to various diseases. Hence, it has almost become necessary to get your children vaccinated on time. Doing so will help your child live a healthy life.
What are the vaccines required for my child by age?
As your child keeps growing, they will need different doses of vaccines. The following list shows the various vaccines which are given in accordance to particular age groups:
Birth BCG, hepatitis B, OPV0
6 weeks DTwP/DTaP + Hib + Hepatitis B + IPV-1, Rotavirus-1,PCV-1
10 weeks DTwP/DTaP + Hib + Hepatitis B + IPV-2, Rotavirus-2,PCV-2
14 weeks DTwP/DTaP + Hib + Hepatitis B + IPV-3, Rotavirus-3,PCV-3
6 months Typhoid conjugate vaccine (TCV), Influenza-1
7 months Influenza-2
9 months MMR-1
12 months Hepatitis-A 1
15 months MMR-2, Varicella-1
16–18 months DTwP/DTaP + Hib + IPV-4, PCV-4, Varicella-2, Hepatitis-A 2
2 years Influenza
3 years Influenza
4 years Influenza
5 years MMR 3, DTwP/DTaP + IPV5
10 years Tdap/ Td, HPV-1
10½ years HPV-2
All the doses mentioned above, according to the age group, can vary due to several factors. Also, if you skip a vaccine, it is possible to give it later. It is always advisable to contact a doctor and get help at a personal level.
Why is vaccination so important for your child?
Vaccines prepare your body to fight against diseases by stimulating your natural defenses. They activate and increase your immunity and reduce the risk of getting the disease later and also decrease the damage caused due to the illness. Providing vaccination to your child helps their body to fight against deadly diseases.
Being responsible parents also requires taking care of your child’s health. Therefore, getting your child vaccinated at the right time is a must. If you feel like seeking help from a professional regarding this topic, contact Dr. Vishesh Dikshit in Pune.
About Dr.Vishesh Dikshit
Dr. Vishesh Dikshit graduated from Govt. Medical College, Calicut, Kerala, in 2004 with an MBBS degree in medicine. In 2012, he received an MS in General Surgery from Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College in Sion, Mumbai, and in 2015, he received an MCh in Pediatric Surgery from Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College in Sion, Mumbai.