Vaccines for Children

Immunizations protect us from serious diseases and also prevent the spread of those diseases to others. Most of us know our kids need childhood immunizations. Vaccines help protect infants, children, and teens from serious diseases.

Getting childhood vaccines means your child can develop immunity (protection) against diseases before they come into contact with them. Young children are at increased risk for infectious diseases because their immune systems have not yet built up the necessary defenses to fight serious infections and diseases

Vaccines for children

  • Birth:Hepatitis B Vaccine, The first dose of this vaccine is best administered to the newborn not more than 24 hours after birth.
  • 1-2 months:Second dose of Hepatitis B vaccine.
  • 2 months:Diptheria vaccine, Influenza Type B vaccine, Poliovirus vaccine(IPV), Pneumococcal Conjugate vaccine and Rotavirus (RV) vaccine.
  • 4 months:Second dose of Diptheria, Influenza Type B (Hib), Poliovirus, Pneumococcal and Rotavirus vaccines.
  • 6 months:Third dose of diphtheria and pneumococcal (PCV) vaccines. As needed, the third dose of Influenza and Rotavirus vaccines may be administered.
  • 6-18 months:Hepatitis B vaccine, MMR and inactivated polio vaccine.
  • 12-15 months:Hib, PCV, Chickenpox (Varicella) and MMR vaccines. The MMR vaccine covers measles, mumps and rubella diseases.
  • 12-23 months:Hepatitis A vaccine. The second shot of this vaccine should come six months after the first one.
  • 15-18 months:Diptheria vaccine.
  • 4-6 years:DPT, MMR, IPV and chickenpox vaccines given.
  • 11-12 years:Human Papilloma virus vaccine. This is given in two injections over a period of 6-12 months.

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