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What are the mandatory and optional vaccinations for a 6 month child?

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Hello Doctor,
My baby is six month old, Can you suggest me the list of vaccinations, and what are the mandatory and optional vaccinations? we have followed only govt hospital vaccination, please let me know what are the other mandatory vaccines i need to check in private children hospital.
Posted Thu, 26 Jul 2012 in Vaccinations
Answered by Dr. Neelam Ashish Vanjari 41 minutes later

Thanks for writing in.

At the government hospital, National immunization schedule is followed. As per that, your baby has to take following vaccines [considering her age- 6 months now].
6 months: OPV 5th dose
9 month: Measles.
18 months: OPV 6thdose, DPT 1st booster.
5 yrs: OPV 7th dose, DPT booster
10 yrs: Tetanus 3rd booster
15 yrs: Tetanus 4 th booster.
Above-mentioned vaccines are mandatory.

Now optional vaccines for your baby are-
6 months: Rotavirus vaccine, influenza vaccine, HPV vaccine only for girl child to prevent cervical cancer.
12 months: Varricella vaccine for chicken pox
15 months: MMR, pneumococcal vaccine, IPV vaccine.
18 months: Hib vaccine, Typhoid and Hepatitis A
4 yrs: MMR

HPV vaccine: given to girls only at intervals- 0, 1-2, 6 moths.

I hope I have answered your query. In case of any doubt, I shall be happy to help you.

Best regards,
Dr. Neelam.
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