Which vaccines are important for my baby?
Vaccines help protect the babies from serious diseases ranging from polio and tetanus to measles and mumps. Getting a childhood vaccination is important because the baby can develop immunity or protection against the disease before they come in contact with the disease. The vaccines that are recommended for newborn babies between 0 to 12 months are listed below.
- BCG – To fight against Tuberculosis (Tb) and prevent Tb meningitis
- Hep A&B – To combat liver diseases that causes liver failure and cancer
- OPV or IPV – To prevent polio disease
- DTP – To protect the baby against Diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough
- Rota V – To protect against infection caused by Rota virus leading to diarrhea
- PCV – To prevent bacteria that causes ear infections and pneumonia
- HiB – To provide resistance against the bacteria that causes brain meningitis and epiglottis
- MMR – To prevent the diseases such as measles, mumps and rubella.
- Typhoid – To stop the baby from getting typhoid.
The vaccines that are listed above can be taken as injections or orally. Thus, newborn babies should undergo a list of vaccinations that are recommended by pediatricians. These vaccines are given in different doses at different point to times.