Vaccination for Children

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Vaccination / Immunization Schedule

Vaccination for children in India is carried out under the Universal Immunization Program. The Indian Academy of Pediatrics has also recommended its own schedule with newer vaccines.

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The National Immunization Schedule is as follows:

Bullet At Birth:

► BCG
► Oral Polio Vaccine

Bullet 6, 10 and 14 weeks:

► DPT
► Oral polio vaccine

Bullet 6 to 9 months:

► Oral polio vaccine

Bullet 9 months:

► Measles vaccine

Bullet 15 to 18 months:

► DPT booster
► Oral polio vaccine

Bullet 5 years:

► DPT
► Oral polio vaccine

Bullet 10 years:

► Tetanus toxoid

Bullet 15 years:

► Tetanus toxoid

Hepatitis B, MMR and Hib vaccines are available under this program in some districts only.

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Pulse Polio Immunization Program: The Pulse Polio Immunization Program was started in 1995 to eradicate polio. Under this program, all children below the age of 5 years are administered two doses of the oral polio vaccine per year. The oral polio vaccine is administered in the program, since it not only protects the child, but also gets disseminated to the community, thus resulting in widespread protection.

The recommendations according to the Indian Academy of Pediatrics are as follows:

Bullet At Birth:

► BCG
► OPV
► Hepatitis B

Bullet 6 weeks:

► OPV with/without IPV
► DPT/ DTaP
► Hepatitis B
► Hib

Bullet 10 weeks:

► OPV with/without IPV
► DPT/ DTaP
► Hepatitis B
► Hib

Bullet 14 weeks:

► OPV with/without IPV
► DPT/ DTaP
► Hepatitis B
► Hib

Bullet 6 months:

► Hepatitis B

Bullet 9 months:

► Measles

Bullet 15-18 months:

► OPV with/without IPV
► DPT/ DTaP booster
► Hib booster
► MMR

Bullet 2 years:

► Typhoid (may be repeated every 3 to 4 years)

Bullet 5 years:

► OPV with/without IPV
► DPT/ DTaP booster
► MMR

Bullet 10 years:

► Tdap

HPV in girls at in 3 doses at 0, 1-2 and 6 months

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The recommendations according to the Indian Academy of Pediatrics covers vaccines such as Hepatitis B, MMR and Hib vaccines. The scheduler is more on International guidelines.

Vaccines that may be administered after a discussion with parents to include chicken pox (varicella) vaccine, pneumococcal conjugate, rotavirus vaccine and hepatitis A vaccine.

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ArshadAli Saturday, January 23, 2016

There is a definite relation shown between M M R and autism. Most vaccines are scam and they do more harm than they protect.

InderP Monday, September 21, 2015

Vaccination is the biggest Medical Scam of the Century, people and even doctors are not aware of the ingredients of these vaccines and harmful neuro toxins like Mercury [thimerasol] in them causing large epidemic of neurological disorders, learning disabilities in children.

Anudhar Friday, May 16, 2014

Keeping track of vaccinations for your baby is indeed very important as it protects your child against a range of serious and potentially fatal diseases. With busy schedules and multiple tasks at hand, it becomes extremely difficult to monitor immunizations and their dates. I came across a simple vaccination app on Google Play store, VacciTrack, that helps to keep track of your child’s immunization schedule till the age of 10. It gives you reminder before the day of vaccination and a full chart along with missed and upcoming vaccines. Hope this helps!

rajeshneva Tuesday, April 29, 2014

My daughter is 10 years old and is a patient of celebral palsy ,can the vaccines like Tetanus and HPV Vaccine given to her.

Shreyas_Mantri Tuesday, August 20, 2013

I have read online that MMR vaccine can cause autism... Research by Dr. Andrew Wakefield of Austin, Texas. The research publicized the link between stomach disorders and autism, and taking the findings one step further, the link between stomach disorders, autism and the Measles Mumps Rubella [MMR] vaccine. Should I avoid MMR?

InderP Monday, September 21, 2015

All vaccinations have thimerasol in them which is a Mercury based preservative that causes Autism and neurological disroders, moreover vaccines are scam , you get polio even after vaccine ony thing is then they call it non-polio paralysis while they admit they cannot clinically distinguish between polio vs non-polio paralysis. In 2012 India declared itself Polio free while there were 47000 cases of so called non-polio paralysis cases.

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