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Childhood Vaccinations - Schedule of Required shots explained

Parents should follow the vaccine recommendations set by the CDC or the health bodies of their country. Health organizations are very pro-active in approach to vaccination for children as it encompasses the safety issue. Immunizations schedules are periodically revised according to vaccine recommendations which are updated by the respective health organizations. The health bodies need to be referred to for the most up-to-date information on age related matters, number of doses and who should or should not be vaccinated. You can also receive information from hospitals and clinics in your vicinity.

Disclaimer: This article is for information only. Compiling the information has been done with care but we make no warranty as to its accuracy. Consult a doctor or other health care expert for updates or when in doubt.
When What When What
At birth BCG 15-18 months DTaP
2,4,6 months DTaP 6-18 months IPV /OPV
2,4 months IPV 12-15 months MMR/MMRV
At birth, 1-4 months HBV 6-18 months HBV
2,4,6 months Hib 12-15 months Varicella
2,4,6 months PCV 12-15 months Hib
2,4,6 months RV 12-15 months PCV
    12-23 months HBA

**schedule of childhood vaccinations up to 2 years old
** What is the BCG vaccine?
Bacille Calmette-Guerin or BCG is a vaccine for TB given in many countries where tuberculosis is prevalent. Tuberculosis or TB is caused..
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** Tell me more about the DTaP vaccine?
DTaP is a combination vaccine against three key diseases - diphtheria, tetanus (lockjaw) and pertussis (whooping cough). The vaccine has been around..
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** What is Hepatitis B vaccine?
Hepatitis B vaccine protects against the sometimes incurable virus. It is easily transmissible and can be acquired at any age. Symptoms of this viral infection..
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** What is the Hib (Haemophilus influenza Type B) vaccine?
Haemophilus influenza type B or Hib is a bacterium which has the potential to cause serious infections. Inflammation of the membranes..
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** What is the pneumococcal vaccine?
Streptococcus pneumonia or pneumococcal disease causes a variety of illnesses in very young children but fortunately there are vaccines for it. The pathogen..
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** What is the rotavirus vaccine?
  Also known as the diarrhea vaccine, the rotavirus vaccine protects young babies from infections of the bowel, which causes fever, abdominal pain..
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** What are IPV/OPV?
OPV is an abbreviation for oral polio vaccine and as the name suggests it is a vaccination against polio taken orally. Polio is caused by the poliovirus..
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** What is the MMR vaccine?
  MMR stands for Measles-Mumps-Rubella (German measles). The vaccine has been around for over 30 years, since the early 1970s. The episodes..
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** What is the varicella vaccine?
  Varicella virus causes chickenpox and varicella zoster virus or VZV causes chickenpox and shingles. Before the vaccine was made available, chickenpox..
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** What is Hepatitis A vaccine?
  Hepatitis A virus is another cause of hepatitis (inflammation of the liver) but unlike HBV, HAV causes disease that lasts several weeks. Nothing chronic..
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** Finally, how are vaccines made
  Vaccines are made by taking viruses and bacteria and weakening them so that they don't reproduce in the child's body but form the antibodies necessary for protection..
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