Immunizations-Wellness?

Immunization and Wellness of Children Provided at Nyle Hospital

Immunization is considered as one of the cost-effective and most important strategies for preventing disabilities and sicknesses during childhood and therefore, forms the vital need for any aged children. In turn, they prevent the spreading of diseases from one child to another. Moreover, the cost of immunization is pretty much lesser than the cost incurred in treating the disease. The side-effects caused by vaccinations are nothing when compared to those caused by complex treatments and high-end medications.

Most of the paediatricians follow the immunization schedule framed by the Ministry of Health department, Govt. of India. The schedule is as follows:

Age of Children

Mandatory vaccines

Optional vaccines

After Birth
  • BCG (Bacillus Calmette Guerin
  • OPV (Oral Polio Vaccine)
  • Hepatitis B
6 Weeks
  • DPT (Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus)
  • OPV (Oral Polio Vaccine)
  • HIB (Haemophilus Influnezae Type B )
  • Hepatitis B
  • PCV (Pneumococcal)
10 Weeks
  • DPT (Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus)
  • OPV (Oral Polio Vaccine)
  • Hepatitis B
  • HIB (Haemophilus Influnezae Type B )
  • IPV (inactivated polio vaccine)
  • PCV (Pneumococcal)
14 Weeks
  • OPV (Oral Polio Vaccine)
  • DPT (Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus)
  • IPV (inactivated polio vaccine)
  • HIB (Haemophilus Influnezae Type B )
  • PCV (Pneumococcal)
6 Months
  • Hepatitis B
  • Rotavirus
  • Influenza
9 Months
  • Measles
1 Year
  • Varicella
1 Year 3 Months
  • MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
  • IPV (inactivated polio vaccine)
  • Pneumococcal Booster
1.5 Years
  • OPV Booster
  • DPT Booster
  • Hepatitis A
  • HIB (Haemophilus Influnezae Type B )
2 Years
  • Typhoid
  • Hepatitis A
4 Years
  • MMR
5 Years
  • OPV Booster
  • DPT
  • Varicella

Adult Vaccines (any age)

  • Influenza or Flu Vaccine (Influvac) Once in a year 
  • DPT (Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus) One booster once in 10 years 
  • HPV (Human papillomavirus) For women of age between 19 26 (missed the vaccine during childhood) 
  • HZV (herpes zoster/shingles) For 50 years and aboveVaccine for Specific Diseases

 

  • Rabies vaccine To avoid infections caused by rabies virus
  • Yellow fever vaccine Recommended for children aged 9 months and above who travel or live in places which is at the risk of transmitting yellow fever virus
  • Meningingococcal vaccine — Against meningitis, chronic septic arthritis and fulminant sepsis (1 to 2 years, early and late adolescence)
  • If you had missed vaccination shots for your child, it is never too late. Vaccination can be administered anytime during the childhood phase in case of missed shots. It is important to seek the advice of best healthcare provider, if in case parents had forgotten to give the shots as per schedule or if the child has never been vaccinated during infancy period.