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Child vaccination

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Vaccination For Newborns, Toddlers and Kids

1. WELCOME TO KIDS DOCS CLINICS – Thank you for scheduling your immunisation appointment. Please do carry your Baby’s Vaccination chart along with you when you visit us.
 
2. Before the visit – Breastfeeding can be a great way to calm and relax your baby, as it can help distract him or her and provide comforting close contact. Additionally, breastmilk has a slight sweetness, which can help reduce your child’s pain during shots.
 
3. Before the visit – IF your Child is Older – BE HONEST AND CALM –  Explain that your child may feel a little pinch and it will go away very fast.
 
4. At the Clinic – DISTRACT THE CHILD – 

Right before the shot, call your child’s name, sing your child’s favorite song, tell a story, or just act plain silly to pull your child’s attention away from the shot giver. Keep the distraction going after the vaccine is given.

5. After the Vaccine – SOOTHE THEM – Calm young infants by swaddling them. Hugs, cuddles and soft whispers can help soothe older babies after a shot. Your child may have mild reactions, such as pain and swelling where the shot was given or a fever; these are common and will soon go away.  Contact your child’s doctor  if anything concerns you.

6. THANK YOU – DONT FORGET TO SCHEDULE YOUR NEXT VISIT WITH US !!.

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IAP (Indian Academy of Pediatrics) Recommendations

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Indian Academy of Pediatrics, the largest professional organization of pediatricians in our country, fully endorses and supports the national schedule. It supplements the above schedule further, with additional vaccines such as Hepatitis B vaccine to be given in three doses (at birth, one month and six months of age.) and MMR (Measles, Mumps & Rubella vaccine) at about 15 to 18 months of age. It must be remembered that even though rubella may appear to be a mild illness, it has a serious potential to cause congenital defects in a baby, whose mother is not protected against rubella and catches the infection during early pregnancy.

Age Vaccines
Birth
BCG, OPV 0, Hepatitis B -1
6 weeks
IPV-1, DTwP-1, Hepatitis B -2, Hib -1, Rotavirus 1, PCV 1
10 weeks
DTwP-2, IPV 2, Hib -2, Rotavirus 2, PCV 2
14 weeks
DTwP-3 , IPV-3 , Hib -3, Rotavirus 3, PCV 3
6 months
OPV 1, Hep B 3
9 months
OPV 2, MMR-1
9-12 months
Typhoid Conjugate Vaccine
12 months
Hep-A 1
15 months
MMR 2, Varicella 1, PCV Booster
16-18 months
DTwP B 1 / DTaP booster -1, IPV B 1, Hib booster 1
18 months
Hep-A 2
2 years
Booster of Typhoid Conjugate Vaccine
4 - 6 years
DTwP B 2 / DTaP booster -2, OPV 3, MMR 3, Varicella 2,
10 - 12 years
Tdap / Td, HPV (Only for females, three doses at 0, 1-2 and 6 months

Abbreviations:

  1. BCG: Bacillus Calmette Guerin
  2. OPV: Oral poliovirus vaccine
  3. DTwP: Diphtheria, tetanus, whole cell Pertussis
  4. DT: Diphtheria and tetanus toxoids
  5. TT: Tetanus toxoid
  6. Hep B: Hepatitis B vaccine
  7. MMR: Measles, Mumps and Rubella Vaccine
  8. Hib: Hemophilus influenzae Type ‘b’ Vaccine
  9. IPV: Inactivated poliovirus vaccine
  10. Td: Tetanus, reduced dose diphtheria toxoid
  11. HPV: Human Papilloma Virus Vaccine
  12. PCV: Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine
  13. TdaP: Tetanus and Diphtheria Toxoids and a Cellular Pertussis Vaccine

Download the IAP’s Vaccination Reminder Mobile Application from Google’s Playstore and IOS Appstore.

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