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How Many Vaccines Does My Child Need?

Immunisation helps protect your child against serious diseases. Once children have received a vaccine, their bodies can fight those diseases and the immunity may last for a lifetime. The following vaccinations can be taken at Apollo Cradle, where the experts can suggest the most appropriate and upgraded vaccines for your child.

 


 

Age Vaccines Protects Against
Birth BCG - Given as an intradermal injection Tuberculosis
  Hepatitis B 1 Hepatitis B virus causing Jaundice and Liver disease
  Oral Polio (OPV) - Given orally as several doses till the age of five Polio
6 weeks Hepatitis B 2 Hepatitis B virus causing Jaundice and Liver disease
  OPV + IPV Polio
  DPT vaccine and HIB - Given as intradermal injections DPT - Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus HIB - Meningitis, Pneumonia, Septicaemia
10 weeks OPV + IPV Polio
  DPT and HIB DPT - Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus HIB - Meningitis, Pneumonia, Septicaemia
14 weeks Hepatitis B 3 Hepatitis B virus causing Jaundice and Liver Disease
  OPV + IPV Polio
  DPT and HIB DPT - Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus HIB - Meningitis, Pneumonia, Septicaemia
9 Months Measles - The vaccine is given subcutaneously (just below the skin) as the baby completes nine months. Measles
15 Months MMR Measles, Mumps, Rubella
16-18 Months DPT and HIB DPT - Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus HIB - Meningitis, Pneumonia, Septicaemia
  Polio Polio
2 Years plus Typhoid Typhoid
5 Years DPT and Polio DPT- Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus Polio
  MMR Measles, Mumps, Rubella
10 Years Tdap/Td  

**3rd dose of Hepatitis B (optional) can be given in the 6th month