Prevention is always better than cure. Guaranteeing a good health of your baby is the best gift you can ever possibly give to your kid. Though we have been able to eradicate most of the diseases that affected mankind fatally, we also know that it’s easy for a new born to pick up something that will affect him sooner or later in life. As it is, newborns need the most care and vaccination is the solution to a well informed parenting. Vaccination is the procedure that gives your kid a fighting chance later in life from several diseases that he/she would be prone to. Aside from disease prevention, early vaccination will also ensure that you wouldn’t have to spend a lot of money later when the disease takes its course.
There are a variety of vaccinations advised at different growth states of a baby. As a parent, you must ensure that they get the right dozes at the right time. Maintaining the schedule isn’t hard, more so when you are caring for one of the most beautiful things that life had gifted you.
List of vaccination for babies/kids of different age groups
- Vaccinations suggested at the time of birth include doses for Hepatitis B*. The first doze is generally given after 12 hours of birth, but the schedule can extend to other age groups in case they haven’t been immunised before.2 months
- At 2 months, every child in UK is recommended a 5-in-1 vaccine for DTaP/IPV/Hib. This will help fight five different diseases including diphtheria, whooping cough or pertussis, tetanus, Hemophilus influenza Type B and polio.
- Further, parents are also advised to go for a Rotavirus Vaccine and a Pneumococcal vaccine (PCV)3 months
- A second dose of 5-in-1 vaccine for DTaP/IPV/Hib
- Second dose of Rotavirus vaccine
- Vaccine for Meningitis C
- Third dose of 5-in-1 vaccine for DTaP/IPV/Hib
- Second dose of Pneumococcal vaccine (PCV)Between 12th and 13th month
A second doze for Meningitis C (Hib/Men C Booster)
- Third dose for Pneumococcal vaccine (PCV)
- A single jab of MMR vaccine for Measles, Mumps and Rubella2nd, 3rd and 4th year
An annual vaccine program for Children’s Flu
3rd & 4th year or later
- Second dose for MMR vaccine for Measles, Mumps and Rubella
- Single jab for 4-in-1 DTaP/IPV for tetanus, diphtheria, polio and whooping cough (pertussis). This is also known as a pre-school booster12th and 13th year (girls only)
- An HPV Vaccine fighting against cervical cancerBetween 13th and 18th year
- A teenage booster of 3-in-1 Td/IPV against polio, tetanus and diphtheriaBetween 13th and 15th year
- A single Meningitis C boosterBetween 18th and 25th year
- Student vaccination of Meningitis C
Other than that you need to take extra vaccination in case of special conditions and if you are travelling to a different country as recommended by your doctor.
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Note: The author of this article is from the UK. In Australia the Hepatitus B is not always given at birth but later on in the schedule. Please check with your state’s local health department website, early childhood centre or GP for further information.