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 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?
Hi, may I answer your health queries right now ? Please type your query here...my son received his meningitis vaccination in left deltoid today, about 4 hours later his left arm and stomach area became very itchy an broke out in rash. I gave him benadryl 25mg and rubbed topical anti itch cream on him. He s fine now, but is that a normal SE?
Hi for over a week now my 11 year old son has been complaining of back pain. I can see no bruising or any sign of having been bumped. He says it hurts when he coughs, bends, twist. He does have asthma but has had a flu jab last week, where his chest was checked and was clear. He says it aches really bad down the top half of your spine, is it a pulled muscle.
Hi, my 9month old child is taking antibiotics as a part of his medication for cough and colds but he has a scheduled measles vaccination on the 2nd of february and that s also the last day of his intake of amoxicillin for 7days. Is is ok to proceed with the measles vaccine although he still has antibiotics on his system? Thanks.
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