VACCINATIONS FOR BABIES IN INDIA

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It is aptly said that prevention is better than cure. Even today, after so much advancement in the field of medical healthcare, some life threatening diseases still exist as we haven’t been able to wipe them off the planet. Another threat is that of the newly discovered diseases that are life threatening and do not have any remedy as on date. As we are constantly under the fear of getting affected by these diseases, vaccinations are one way we can offer a resistance against some of the life threatening diseases for children.

The Indian government has already listed down the mandatory and optional vaccinations for infants and children. The government has also made a provision for making them available to the common people at subsidized rates. Lets us run down the vaccinations list for babies in India*, mandatory and optional.

vaccinations list for babies in India

MANDATORY AND OPTIONAL VACCINATION CHART FOR INFANTS

AGE

MANDATORY

DISEASE

OPTIONAL

DISEASE

Birth

BCG (Bacillus Calmette Guerin)

Tuberculosis

HPV (Human Papila Virus)

* Only for girls

Cervical Cancer/ Genital Cancers

OPV (Oral Polio Vaccine) 0

Polio

Hepatitis B

Liver infection

1.5 m

DTP ( Diptheria, Perturssis and Tetanus)

Diptheria, Perturssis & Tetanus

HIB (Haemophilus Influenza Type B)

Menagitis

OPV vaccine (Oral Polio Vaccine)

Polio

Pneumococcal

Pneumococcal disease

Hepatitis B

Liver Infection

2.5 m

DTP ( Diptheria, Perturssis and Tetanus)

Diptheria, Perturssis & Tetanus

HIB (Haemophilus Influenza type B)

Meningitis

OPV vaccine (Oral Polio Vaccine)

Polio

Pneumococcal

Pneumococcal disease

Hepatitis B

Liver Infection

IPV (Inactivated Polio Vaccine)

Polio

3.5 m

DTP ( Diptheria, Perturssis and Tetanus)

Diptheria, Perturssis & Tetanus

Pneumococcal

Pneumococcal disease

OPV vaccine -1 (Oral Polio Vaccine)

Polio

HIB (Haemophilus Influenza type B) MCV4 and MPSV4

Meningitis

6 m

Hepatitis B

Liver Infection

Rotavirus

Severe Diarrhoea

* First dose before completion of six months

Ifluenza

Flu

9 m

Measles

12 m

Varicella

Chicken pox

15 m

MMR 2

Pneumococcal booster

Pneumococcal disease

IPV (Inactivate Polio Vaccine)

Polio

18 m

OPV vaccine (Oral Polio Vaccine)

Polio

HiB booster (Haemophilus Influenza type B)

Meningitis

DTP booster ( Diptheria, Perturssis and Tetanus)

Diptheria, Perturssis & Tetanus

Hepatitis A

Liver Infection

2 years

Typhoid Booster

Hepatitis A

4 years

MMR

Measles, Mumps, Rubella

5 years

OPV Booster (Oral Polio Vaccine)

Polio

DTP Booster (Diptheria, Pertussis and Tetanus)

This is your first step towards keeping your baby or infant away from certain dreaded diseases. Be sure not to miss it. It is advisable to go for both mandatory and optional vaccines if it is viable in terms of money.

* This is a tentative list based on research. Do verify.

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