Immunization in Children

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Other Vaccines

Influenza vaccine is available as a bivalent vaccine or trivalent vaccine. Both vaccines elicited good antibody response in children above 6 years of age and mean antibody titters were higher with the vaccine.

There are two other vaccines introduced in other countries-Live attenuated varicella vaccine and killed virus hepatitis A vaccine.

Varicella vaccine has demonstrated its immunogenity, efficacy and safety in clinical trials on children with leukemia. It is a live attenuated vaccine, recommended for children with leukemia and other malignancies, during remission, off chemotherapy
3 weeks before and after vaccination.

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