Health / Vaccine Schedule For Children

It is made from very small amounts of weak / dead germs that can cause diseases.

Vaccination Purpose
It is used to boost your immune system, prevent serious and life-threatening diseases.

Types of Vaccines (4 Types)
S. No Types  Vaccine Details
1 Live virus It is weakened form of the virus. Examples: measles, mumps, MMR vaccine and varicella (chickenpox) vaccine
2 Inactivated(Killed) They are made from a protein / small pieces taken from a virus or bacteria. Examples: whooping cough vaccine.
3 Toxoid It contains a toxin/chemical made by the bacteria or virus. Examples: diphtheria and tetanus vaccines.
4 Biosynthetic It contains manmade substances very similar to pieces of the virus or bacteria. Example: Hepatitis B vaccine

Vaccine Schedule for Children
Birth Age Vaccine
1 Months Hepatitis B
2 months Diphtheria(DTaP), Tetanus, Pertussis, Inactivated Polio , Hepatitis B, Pneumococcal, Haemophilus (HIB) ,  influenza Type B, Rotavirus vaccine
4 months DTaP, IVP, Pneumococcal vaccine, HIB, Rotavirus vaccine
6 months DTaP, IVP, Hepatitis B, Pneumococcal vaccine, HIB, Influenza vaccine Rotavirus vaccine
12 months Measles (MMR) , Mumps, Rubella, Pneumococcal vaccine, Hepatitis A
15 months DTaP, HIB, Varicella
18 months Hepatitis A
4 to 6 years DTaP, MMR, IVP, Varicella
11 years Tdap, Meningococcal, human papilloma vaccine(HPV)

Diseases with their Names and details
Diseases Name Details
Hepatitis B It is an infection of your liver.
Diphtheria It is a bacterial infection that affects the mucous membranes of the throat and nose.
Tetanus It produces a toxin that affects the brain, nervous system, leading to stiffness in the muscles.
Pertussis /whooping cough It is a highly contagious respiratory disease (whooping cough).
Pneumococcal It is an infection caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria / pneumococcus.
Polio It is an infectious disease caused by the poliovirus
Influenza / Flu It is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs.
Rotavirus It is an acute gastroenteritis (vomiting and severe diarrhea) disease.
Varicella It is a viral infection which causes an itchy, blister-like rash on the skin.
Meningococcal It is a serious bacterial infection. It causes the membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord to become inflamed.
Human papilloma virus It is a viral infection passed between people through skin-to-skin contact.
Measles It is a contagious disease caused by a virus that is spread through the air by breathing, coughing, or sneezing.
Mumps It is a viral infection that primarily affects saliva producing (salivary) glands that are located near your ears
Rubella It is a contagious viral infection and known by its distinctive red rash. The disease can spread physical contact with the saliva / mucus of an infected person / through air by respiratory droplets produced from coughing or sneezing.

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