Vaccination

Vaccination

Immunization forms one of the most important and cost effective strategies for the prevention of childhood sicknesses and disabilities and is thus a basic need for all children. The following schedule has been recommended by the Ministry of Health, Govt. of India and is one of the most widely followed by  the child health care providers.

At our centre we follow vaccination schedule that has been recommended by the Ministry of Health, Govt. of India. We have facility for complete child vaccination & immunization from birth till young adult.

Babies are born with protection against some diseases because their mothers pass antibodies (proteins made by the body to fight disease) to them before birth. Breastfeed babies continue to get more antibodies in breast milk. But in both cases, the protection is temporary.

Immunization (vaccination) is a way to create immunity to (protection from) some diseases. This is done by using small amounts of a killed or weakened germ that causes the disease.

Germs can be viruses (such as the measles virus) or bacteria (such as pneumococcus). Vaccines stimulate the immune system to react as if there were a real infection. It fends off the "infection" and remembers the germ. Then, it can fight the germ if it enters the body later.

What Vaccines Do Kids Need?

We follow all the vaccination schedule recommended by IAP & WHO. Some variations are normal, and recommendations change as new vaccines are developed. Our doctor will talk to you about the right vaccinations and schedule for your child.

Vaccine Concerns

Some parents may hesitate to have their kids vaccinated. They have questions or worry that a child might have a serious reaction or get the illness the vaccine prevents. But the components of vaccines are weakened or killed. In some cases, only parts of the germ are used. So they're unlikely to cause any serious illness.

Some vaccines may cause mild reactions, such as soreness where the shot was given or a fever. But serious reactions are rare. The risks of vaccinations are small compared with the health risks of the diseases they're intended to prevent.

Immunizations are one of the best means of protection against contagious diseases.

NATIONAL IMMUNIZATION SCHEDULE

BENEFICIARY AGE VACCINE
Infants Birth BCG* and OPV**
  6 weeks DPT & OPV
  10weeks DPT & OPV
  14 weeks DPT & OPV
  9 months Measles vaccine
  18 months DPT & OPV (Booster dose)
Children 5 years DT vaccine
  10 years Tetanus toxoid
  16 years Tetanus toxoid

*At birth or at the time of DPT/OPV ;

** dose called as Zero dose and can be given till 14 days of age ,if missed early.

ABBREVIATIONS: BCG=Bacillus calmittee Guerin;

DPT=Diphtheria,Pertussis & Tetanus;

OPV =Oral Polio Vaccine;

DT=Diph & Tetanus vaccine.

RECOMMENDED IMMUNIZATION SCHEDULE FOLLOWED IN INDIA

Sl No. Age Disease Vaccination Remarks
1 AT BIRTH HEPATITIS B HEP B VACCINE -I  
2 AT BIRTH POLIO ORAL PV 0 DOSE  
3 BIRTH TO 6 WK TUBERCULOSIS BCG  
4 4 -6 WEEKS HEPATITIS B HEP B VACCINE -II  
5 6 WEEKS DIPHTHERIA PERTUSIS TETANUS POLIO DPT-I OPV -I  
6 10 WK DIPHTHERIA PERTUSIS TETANUS POLIO HEPATITIS B DPT-II OPV-II HEP B VACCINE III* *DELHI GOVT RECOMMENDATION
7 14 WEEKS DIPHTHERIA PERTUSIS TETANUS POLIO DPT-III OPV- III HEP B VACCINE IV* *DELHI GOVT RECOMMENDATION
8 14 WEEKS HEPATITIS B HEP B VACCINE III* *IAP RECOMMENDATION
9 9 -12MTHS POLIO MEASLES OPV-IV MEASLES  
10 15-18 MTHS MUMPS MEASELES RUBELLA MMR*  
11 18 MTHS DIPHTHERIA PERTUSIS TETANUS POLIO DPT –BOOSTER I OPV –V *RECOMMENDED BY DELHI GOVT & IAP ONLY
12 24 MTHS TYPHOID TYPHOID* *IAP RECOMMENDATION
13 4-5 YR DIPHTHERIA PERTUSIS TETANUS POLIO DPT BOOSTER – II OPV -VI  

OTHER AVAILABLE VACCINES

Sl No. Age Disease Vaccination Remarks
14 6 WEEKS H influenza B HiB *IAP RECOMMENDATION
15 10 WK H influenza B HiB  
16 14 WK H influenza B HiB *IAP RECOMMENDATION
17 18 MTHS H influenza B HiB *IAP RECOMMENDATION
18 24 MTHS HEPATITIS A H A VACCINE-I SUGGESTED VACCINATION
19 30 MTHS HEPATITIS A H A VACCINE-II SUGGESTED VACCINATION
20 12 MTHS CHICKENPOX VARICELLA VACCINE SUGGESTED VACCINATION
21 24 MTHS MENINGOCOCCAL A&C MENINGOCOCCAL VACCINE SUGGESTED VACCINATION
22 12 MTHS PNEUMOCOCCAL PNEUMOCOCCAL VACCINE IN SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES
23 12 MTHS INFLUENZA INFLUENZA VACCINE IN SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES

ON GOING VACCINATIONS

Sl No. Age Disease Vaccination Remarks
24 10 YEARS TETANUS TT EVERY FIVE YEARS
25 5 YEARS TYPHOID TYPHOID EVERY THREE YEARS
26 5 YEARS MENINGOCOCCAL A&C MENINGOCOCCAL VACCINE EVERY THREE YEARS
27 NID’S & SNID’S POLIO ERADICATION PULSE POLIO AS PER GOVT DIRECTIVES

Chikitsa Child And Care

453/19, Shivaji Nagar, Khandsa Road Near State Bank of India, Gurgaon

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Chikitsa Child And Care

Plot No. 240, Near Mother Dairy Sector 5, Gurgaon

Call us today!

Dental: +91-9899 84 1998
Pediatric: +91-783818-7175, +91-958286-4346