Vaccinations for Babies

 

Vaccination is a crucial component of preventive healthcare for infants and children, playing a vital role in protecting them from various infectious diseases. In India, the government has implemented an extensive vaccination program, ensuring that children receive timely and essential vaccines from birth to 15 years of age.

Birth BCG, Hep B1, OPV
6 weeks DTwP /DTaP1, Hib-1, IPV-1, Hep B2, PCV 1,Rota-1
10 weeks DTwP /DTaP2, Hib-2, IPV-2, Hep B3, PCV 2, Rota-2
14Weeks DTwP /DTaP3, Hib-3, IPV-3, Hep B4, PCV 3, Rota-3*
6 Months Influenza-1
7 Months Influenza -2
6 – 9 Months Typhoid Conjugate Vaccine
9 Months MMR 1 (Mumps, measles, Rubella)
12 Months Hepatitis A- 1
12 – 15 Months PCV Booster
15 Months MMR 2, Varicella
16 – 18 Months DTwP /DTaP, Hib, IPV
18 – 19 Months Hepatitis A- 2**, Varicella 2
4 – 6 years DTwP /DTaP, IPV, MMR 3
9 – 15years (Girls) HPV (2 doses)
10 – 12 Years Tdap/ Td
2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Year Annual Influenza Vaccine

It’s important to note that vaccination schedules may vary slightly based on local guidelines and specific health conditions. Additionally, after these initial vaccinations, a more comprehensive schedule begins at around six weeks of age, as mentioned in the earlier response. The subsequent vaccines cover a broader spectrum of diseases, including Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Haemophilus influenza type b (Hib), Polio, Rotavirus, Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR), and Varicella (chickenpox), among others.

Parents are advised to follow the vaccination schedule recommended by healthcare providers to ensure their child receives the necessary protection against preventable diseases. Regular check-ups and consultations with paediatrician’s help track the baby’s immunization progress and ensure timely administration of vaccines for a healthy and disease-resistant start to life.