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.
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
*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.