Immunization forms one of the most important and cost effective strategies for the prevention of childhood sicknesses and disabilities and is thus a basic need for all children. The following schedule has been recommended by the Ministry of Health, Govt. of India and is one of the most widely followed by the child health care providers. NATIONAL IMMUNIZATION SCHEDULE BENEFICIARY AGE VACCINE Infants: At birth- BCG* and OPV** 6 weeks - DPT&OPV 10weeks - DPT&OPV 14 weeks - DPT&OPV 9 months - Measles vaccine 18 months - DPT&OPV (Booster dose) Children: 5 years - DT vaccine 10years - Tetanus toxoid 16years - Tetanus toxoid *At birth or at the time of DPT/OPV ; ** dose called as Zero dose and can be given till 14 days of age ,if missed early. ABBREVIATIONS: BCG=Bacillus calmittee Guerin; DPT=Diphtheria,Pertussis & Tetanus; OPV =Oral Polio Vaccine; DT=Diph & Tetanus vaccine.
Im feeling very guilty to admit my child hasn t had ANY of her immunizations since she has been born. it started off because we had no insurance and every dr you had to pay at the visit. Im taking her to dr this week . will this affect her health catching up on a years worth of shots she was supposed to receive? I mean she is healthy, she s on point with her nutrition, bloodwork, growth.... Does she really need all the shots? My two other children did get all their immunizations and afterwards always got really sick for at least a week. Am i harming the baby rather than helping?
My children have PTB. They were diagnosed last week. The pediatrician has prescribed us to give them anti-biotics. I m worried because taking antibiotics will surely weaken their immune system. Please advice us what should be their proper diet .
My kids are very skinny and one is prone to infection. How can i help his immunity fast and then help him to gain some fat. He has always been so skinny since he started school was fine up till 5-6 age. But has always caught strange infection. No docs r helping and am stressed out. Hes always ill.
my 13 year old daughter has violent pains in her pelvic area she was rushed to hospital and had her appendix removed but the pain is still there ,they are like cramps that come and go, sometimes so bad she cannot stand,two searches with a camera and two ultra sound later nothing has been found , the pain is mostly on the lower right side ,any thoughts the hospital seems to have no ideas, i am so worried it is to do with the cervical cancer vaccine she had last year?
Hi, doctor My daughter had her 5 year old vaccination on the 10 of January , after a couple of weeks I noticed a red rash on her legs and then her arms and the stomach, basically it spread all over her body except her face. I then took her to a pharmacist and he gave me a liquid form cortazan, medicine name is pre lone , it then started going away and as soon as she was running around and jumping up and down the jungle gyms did the rash come back really aggresively and now on her face it was very red, we then took her to a doctor and he told me she has a allergic reaction to something, but she has never had this before, I never changed her diet or the washing powder, it has been ever since the vaccination. The rash then started going away since giving her the medicine. But 3days now the rash has come back, it goes away and comes back and sometimes worse then the other times, but not as red, but itchy. Please help
Hello, My 2 year old had Hepatitus A & B jab last Thursday and became ill with a chesty cough and flu symptoms in the last 48 hours. She is now showing a temperature of 39.2 and has very watery eyes and is pretty upset / whinging, are these symptoms of the vaccine?
My 11 month old daughter, who has had a flu shot, was playing at a friends house Sunday. Today my friend took her child to the dr with a fever and a nasal swab said she had the flu. Can my daughter get the flu? If so, how long does it take for the symptoms and what should I watch for or what should I do? Also, can my daughter be contagious now? Do I need to keep her from other children?
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Good day doctor, I was gently nibbled and scratched by a stray kitten I decided to adopt in Qatar. I went to the CDC and immediately started my Verorab course and received a tetanus shot. The kitten was taken to a reputable local vet and booked in...