Following up and keeping a track of the vaccinations that your child needs to take can sometimes be exhausting and we’re all too familiar with the situation of realising that we’re late on one of the vaccines!
This is why, Mai has curated a handy guide for you to know which vaccine is due! Here are the vaccines that your child needs at different points of his growth cycle:
Checkout the checklist for immunizations for your child:
|At birth||The BCG vaccine – This vaccine is categorised as category 1 vaccine, meaning it is imperative to take this as it helps fight against tuberculosis. One dose of this vaccine is given at birth.|
|Birth – 6 Months||Hepatitis B vaccine to prevent jaundice is taken in 3 doses between birth to 6 months.|
|6 Weeks – 18 months||DTP/ DTap: Vaccine to protect against Diptheria, Whooping cough and Tetanus. 4 doses between 6 weeks to 18 month and then 1 shot at 5 years.|
|6 weeks-18 months||OPV/IPV vaccine: 5 oral doses by the age of 5 and the IPV is taken in 4 doses between the age of 6 weeks to 18 months. This helps fight against Polio.|
|6 Weeks – 18 months||The HIB vaccine needs to be taken in 4 doses between 6 weeks to 18 months to prevent Brain Fever.|
|6 weeks-18 months||The PCV vaccination against pneumonia is taken in doses between 6 weeks to 18 months.|
|6 Weeks -6 months||The Rotavirus vaccine: Aimed at avoiding loose stools, this vaccine is injected in 2 doses between the age of 6 weeks to 6 months.|
|6 months||The Influenza vaccine is administered in two doses at 6 months and 7 months against flu and then one dose every year as instructed by the paediatrician.|
|9 months||The Measles vaccine is a single dose vaccine given at 9 months of age.|
|1 year||The MMR (Measles. Mumps and Rubella) vaccinations are injected after the age of 1 year.|
|1 year||Japanese encephalitis vaccine against brain fever is given in 3 doses above the age of 1 year|
|1 year||The Chicken pox vaccination is administered in 2 doses post the age of 1 year|
|1 year||The Hepatitis A vaccine against jaundice is given in 2 doses post the age of 1 year|
|2 years||The Typhoid vaccine is administered at 2 years and once every 3 years conj; 3 doses for 3 months to 2 years and one dose every 10 years.|
|2 years||PPV 23 vaccine against Pneumonia is given in a single dose above the age of 2 years.|
|2 years||Meningo coccal C&A vaccine against brain fever is administered in one dose above the age of 2 years and then once every 3 years.|
|10 years||Td/Tdap: The tetanus injection is given once at 10 years and thereafter once every 5 years.|
|10 years||Only for girls, the HPV vaccine against cervical cancer is given at 10 years in 3 doses.|
|–||The Rabies vaccination which is anti-rabies is given in 3 doses pre exposure and 5 doses post exposure.|
Do note that you need to have a conversation with your paediatrician about when to schedule which vaccination. Not all vaccinations are compulsory but they serve to protect your child against unforeseen diseases.
Remember to download the MAI app to track your child’s pending vaccinations and schedule reminders for the same!