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Immunization Schedule - Immunization Schedule in Infants, Vaccination Schedule in Babies
Immunization in babies protects them against fatal diseases & infections. Read on to find the vaccination schedule for Infants

Immunization Schedule

Immunization is important to protect your baby from those diseases that can be fatal for him/her. It is one of the most important things you can do to guarantee your babyís health. Childhood diseases, such as whopping cough, measles, diphtheria, chicken pox, small pox, poliomyelitis and yellow fever are common among babies. Through immunization, a chemical substance that has the causative organism of any given infection/disease is injected to the baby to reduce the possibility of catching the disease. Oral doses can also be given as in the case of Polio. Over the years, immunization has greatly reduced the mortality rate among infants.

Some infectious diseases have the potential to cause long-lasting health problems that are permanent in nature. Immunization helps to guard against such hazardous diseases. In the past two decades, vaccines have shown a tremendous ability in preventing serious illnesses, and averted death in millions of cases. They have proved to be one of the most effective tools ever created to help babies live a healthy life. The article lists the immunization schedule for babies, in infancy and later. Read on to know about the timings of important vaccines.

Vaccination Schedule For Babies

At 1 1/2 Months:
  • B.C.G (injection) If not given at birth to the baby.
  • D.P.T. - 1 (injection)
  • O.P.V. - 1 (dose)
At 2 1/2 Months:
  • D.P.T. - 2 (injection)
  • O.P.V. - 2 (dose)
  • At 31/2 months:
  • D.P.T. - 3 (injection)
  • O.P.V. - 3 (dose)
At 9 Months:
  • Measles (injection)
16 to 24 Months:
  • D.P.T. Booster (injection)
  • O.P.V. Booster (dose)
It is important to follow the immunization schedule accurately. If you miss an immunization date, you need to consult your doctor immediately to fix a new date. If the baby is very ill when immunization is due, it is advisable to consult the doctor and reschedule immunization. But if your baby has a slight cold or cough, then you can go ahead with vaccination. In case your baby has had an acute reaction to a dose of immunization, consult your doctor before you give him the booster dose.






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