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Is any painless 5 in 1 vaccine available for my baby ?

HI SIR IS THERE ANY 5 IN ONE PAINLESS VACCINE FOR MY BABY ? HE HAS GET ONE 5 IN ONE PAINFUL VACCINE ON 18TH MARCH, SO CAN WE TAKE THAT NEW PAINLESS VACCINE ? what is the name and price of this vaccine ?
Asked On : Sat, 24 Mar 2012
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Hi,



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I think you are taking about DTaP (which produces less fever and pain when compared to DTwP.)



Pentaxim contains DTaP and HIB and injectable polio vaccine. It does not contain Hepatitis B in it.
It's cost is high compared to the routine DTwp



Hepatitis B if required should be given separately.



Hope this helps.

Take care.
Answered: Wed, 24 Apr 2013
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Pediatrician, Cardiology Dr. Pradeep Kumar's  Response
Hello
There are two common type of vaccination available in the market.
One is Easy Five contains DTwP( Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whole cell Pertussis), Hib( Hemophilus influenzea), and Hepatitis B.
Second one is Pentaxim contains DTaP( Diphtheria, Tetanus, Acellular Pertussis), Hib, and Injectable Polio vaccine. It does not contains Hepatitis B vaccine.
Whole cell Pertussis component is responsible for most of the side effects.
This Pentaxim is also known as painless vaccine.
One can switch over from Easy five to Pentaxim.
Cost of Pentaxim is about three times that of Easy five i.e. around 1600 Rs.
An extra dose of IPV will be needed.
Consult with your pediatrician for proper immunisation.
With regards
Answered: Wed, 24 Apr 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Kamal Kishore Bandil's  Response
No such vaccine
Answered: Sat, 24 Mar 2012
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