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What vaccinations should be given to a child?

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Posted on Wed, 16 Jul 2014
Question: our baby was vaccinated at one and half months with three vaccination injections in her thighs and 1 oral dosage, we were charged for the following
1.IMMOVAC
2.QUINVAXEM
3.SYNFLORIX
4.ROTATEC
Could you please let me know which vaccination is for what. I believe QNIVAXEM is a penta vaccine but have no idea of the others specially what is IMMOVAC

My child is due for another vaccination again at 2 and half months can you let me know what vaccinations are due at this time and what generic brands for such vaccines that are available in the market How safe are such vaccines. I have been reading
http://www.firstpost.com/india/did-who-promote-vaccines-in-india-that-led-to-deaths-of-children-976909.html

Thanks
XXXX
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Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani (26 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Suggestions on vaccination

Detailed Answer:
Hi...Thank you for consulting in Health Care magic.

I too have gone through such world wide literature from China and Vietnam. It is true that death after Quinvaxem have been reported in China and Vietnam. But please do not panic. Your Child got it 1 month back. The baby is well till now. Do not worry.

Coming to your queries one by one -

1. Quinvaxem is for - Diphtheria, Pertussis and Tetanus along with HepatitisB and Hib vaccines. Its a whole cell vaccine pentavalent vaccine.
Imovax is inactivated Polio vaccine. Its safe.
Rotateq is for prevention of Rotavirus induced diarrhoea.
Synflurix is 10 valent pneumococcal vaccine - for prevention of invasive pneumococcal disease.

2. For 2 1/2 months dose and 3 1/3 months dose I suggest the use of -

PentavacPFS which is a WHO (World health organization) prequalified vaccine which is also a pentavalent vaccine.
You can continue with Imovac and Synflurix for inactivated Polio shot and Pneumococcal vaccines respectively.

Hope my answer was helpful for you. I am happy to help any time. Further clarifications and consultations on Health care magic are welcome. If you do not have any clarifications, you can close the discussion and rate the answer. Wish your kid good health.
Dr. Sumanth MBBS., DCH., DNB (Paed).,

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Follow up: Dr. Sumanth Amperayani (42 minutes later)
Thanks doctor for your reply. The vaccination schedule at 2 and half months(which is due at present) as per the chart that is given to me is

1. IPV 2 Dose
2.DT(W)P 2 Dose
3.HIB 2 Dose
4.Conjugated Numococal 2 Dose
5.Rotatac 2 Dose

for 1 the vaccine is IMMOVAC as inj in thighs
for 2 and 3 the vaccine is Quinvaxem(or equivalently PentavacPFS as suggested by you) as injection in thighs
for 4 the vaccine is SYNFLORIX as inection in thighs
for 5 the vaccine is ROTATEC as oral

The last question is why polio vaccine is given as injections we hear so much in television that 2 drops of polio vaccine should be given orally. 2 drops of polio vaccine was given to my kid too as new born.is that the televison advertisements are for newborns

Just forgot one thing in vaccination chart above

6. hepatitis b2

What is the vaccine brand available for thi
Thanks
XXXX
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Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani (24 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Answers reagrding vaccinatoins

Detailed Answer:
Hi coming to your queries -

1. Oral polio is a live vaccine and best is inactivated polio vaccine which is Imovac
2. Hepatitis B is included in PentavacPFS (DPT+Hib+HepB)

Suggestions in injections -

PentavacPFS injection in thigh
Imovac injection in thigh
Synflurix in thigh
Rotateq in the mouth - orally

If you need any future medical consultation and suggestions, I will be glad to help. You can approach me at the following link. Please find the link below.

www.healthcaremagic.com/doctors/dr-sumanth-amperayani/67696

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Brief Answer: Suggestions on vaccination Detailed Answer: Hi...Thank you for consulting in Health Care magic. I too have gone through such world wide literature from China and Vietnam. It is true that death after Quinvaxem have been reported in China and Vietnam. But please do not panic. Your Child got it 1 month back. The baby is well till now. Do not worry. Coming to your queries one by one - 1. Quinvaxem is for - Diphtheria, Pertussis and Tetanus along with HepatitisB and Hib vaccines. Its a whole cell vaccine pentavalent vaccine. Imovax is inactivated Polio vaccine. Its safe. Rotateq is for prevention of Rotavirus induced diarrhoea. Synflurix is 10 valent pneumococcal vaccine - for prevention of invasive pneumococcal disease. 2. For 2 1/2 months dose and 3 1/3 months dose I suggest the use of - PentavacPFS which is a WHO (World health organization) prequalified vaccine which is also a pentavalent vaccine. You can continue with Imovac and Synflurix for inactivated Polio shot and Pneumococcal vaccines respectively. Hope my answer was helpful for you. I am happy to help any time. Further clarifications and consultations on Health care magic are welcome. If you do not have any clarifications, you can close the discussion and rate the answer. Wish your kid good health. Dr. Sumanth MBBS., DCH., DNB (Paed).,