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I am having 4 month baby. What are the required vaccination?

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Posted Mon, 3 Sep 2012 in Vaccinations
Answered by Dr. Hema Yadav 4 hours later
Thanks for posting your query.
According to the recommendation of Indian academy of pediatrics ( IAP) the following are the vaccines recommended at 4 months of age.
1. Rotavirus vaccine to protect against rotavirus diarrhoea
2. Pneumococcal vaccine to protect against pneumonia .
3. The third dose of Diptheria ,pertusis , tetanus , hepatitis b and H influenza b( Hib) if not given at 31/2 months of age .
I assume that the child has received Bcg and oral polio vaccine at birth and as per government schedule .
Following is the recomended complete vaccination schedule


Age     Vaccines      Note
Birth     BCG      
      OPV zero      
      Hepatitis B -1      
6 weeks     OPV-1 + IPV-1 / OPV -1     OPV alone if IPV cannot be given
      DTPw-1 / DTPa -1      
      Hepatitis B -2      
      Hib -1      
10 weeks     OPV-2 + IPV-2 / OPV-2     OPV alone if IPV cannot be given
      DTPw-2 / DTPa -2      
      Hib -2      
14 weeks     OPV-3 + IPV-3 / OPV -3     OPV alone if IPV cannot be given
      DTPw-3 / DTPa -3      
      Hepatitis B -3     Third dose of Hepatitis B can be given at 6 months of age
      Hib -3      
9 months     Measles      
15-18 months     OPV-4 + IPV-B1 / OPV -4     OPV alone if IPV cannot be given
      DTPw booster -1 or DTPa booster -1      
      Hib booster      
      MMR -1      
2 years     Typhoid     Revaccination every 3-4 years
5 years     OPV -5      
      DTPw booster -2 or DTPa booster -2      
      MMR -2     The second dose of MMR vaccine can be given at any time 8 weeks after the first dose
10 years     Tdap      
      HPV     Only girls, three doses at 0, 1-2 and 6 months

Vaccines that can be given after discussion with parents
More than 6 weeks     Pneumococcal conjugate     3 primary doses at 6, 10, and 14 weeks, followed by a booster at 15-18 months
More than 6 weeks     Rotaviral vaccines     (2/3 doses (depending on brand) at 4-8 weeks interval
After 15 months     Varicella     Age less than 13 years: one dose
Age more than 13 years: 2 doses at 4-8 weeks interval

I hope I have answered your query.
Kindly accept my answer if you have no further queries.

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Answered by Dr. Hema Yadav 1 hour later
Thanks for the response.
It's my pleasure to answer your queries.
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Wishing you good health.
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