Important reasons to vaccinate your child

The goal of public health is to prevent disease. It’s much easier and more cost-effective to prevent a disease than to treat it.

prevention pays

prevention cheaper than cure

child vaccination is the most effective public health intervention. The primary benefit of
vaccination is that it prevents disease and confers immunity. Vaccination protects the people
we care about; it is cost-effective and saves lives. Vaccination is not just a personal choice. Parents who choose not to vaccinate their children expose the entire family and community to the risk of disease outbreaks.

Immunizations protect us from serious diseases and also prevent the spread of those diseases to others. Over the years immunizations have thwarted epidemics of once common infectious diseases such as measles, mumps, and whooping cough. And because of immunizations we’ve seen the near eradication of others, such as polio and smallpox.

According to the World Health Organisation, immunization prevents between two and three million deaths around the world, annually. When you vaccinate a child against a disease, you teach the immune system by mimicking a natural infection. The body cannot tell that the vaccine virus is weakened, and it engulfs the virus as if it were dangerous. It then creates antibodies to fight the disease, quickly clearing the virus. What remains is a series of cells designed to fight against future infection. Should your child come into contact with the disease for real, their immune system is able to respond effectively, preventing the disease developing or greatly reducing its severity.

Make the right decision today.

AGE DISEASE PROTECTED AGAINST VACCINE GIVEN SITE
AT birth Hepatitis B

 

 

Polio

 

 

 

Tuberculosis

HPV 1 (Hepatitis B vaccine)

 

OPV 0 (Oral polio vaccine)

 

BCG (Bacilli Calmette Guerin- tuberculosis vaccine)

Upper part of the Thigh

 

 

Oral

 

 

Upper left arm

6 weeks Polio

 

DPT, Hepatitis B, HIB

 

Rotavirus

 

Otitis media and pneumonia

 

OPV 1

 

Pentavalent 1

 

Rotarix 1

 

Synoflorix 1 or

Prevener 13

Oral

 

Right Upper part of the thigh

Oral

 

Left upper part of the thigh

 

 

10 weeks Polio

 

DPT, Hepatitis B, HIB

 

Rotavirus

 

Otitis media and pneumonia

 

OPV 2

 

Pentavalent 2

 

Rotarix 2

 

Synoflorix 2 or

Prevener 13

Oral

 

Right Upper part of the thigh

Oral

 

Left upper part of the thigh

 

14 weeks Polio

 

DPT, Hepatitis B, HIB

 

 

Otitis media and pneumonia

 

OPV 3

 

Pentavalent 3

 

 

Synoflorix 3 or

Prevener 13

Oral

 

Right Upper part of the thigh

 

Left upper part of the thigh

 

6 months Vitamin A deficiency

 

Ist dose of vitamin A oral
9 months Measles 1

 

Yellow fever

Measles vaccine

 

Yellow fever vaccine

Right or left upper arm

 

Right or left upper arm

12 to  18 months  

 

 

 

 

DTap-IPV-Hib4

 

measles

Left upper am

 

Right upper arm

18 months onward Vaccination to be given is usually announced    
       

          CHILD VACCINATION SCHEDULE

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