Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Baby Vaccines

I was not aware on the many jabs baby took in their early life. I always try to be strong seeing Baby Iq had his jabs (and he has many more to come! Huhu). You can read for more information [here].

Baby Iq's yellow card ;)

This is Baby Iq basic vaccinations listed above (and for all babies too! Hehe);
  • Hepatitis B vaccine - after birth, 4 weeks and 24 weeks old (6 months)
  • B.C.G vaccine - after birth
  • D.P.T vaccine (Diphtheria, Pertussis and Tetanus) - 6 weeks, 12-14 weeks and 18-22 weeks old
  • Polio vaccine - same as D.P.T vaccine
  • Vitamin K (?) - after birth
Other vaccines not listed that he has/ has not taken or will take;
  • Infanrix Hexa (includes Diphteria, Tetanus, Polio, Haemophilus Influenza type B and Hepatitis B) or 6in1 - should be taken at 6 months
  • Infanrix IPV/Hib (includes Diphteria, Tetanus, Polio and Haemophilus Influenza type B) - should be taken at 1 year old
  • Prevanar vaccine - taken when Iq's 4 months young 
  • Rotavirus vaccine - taken at private clinic recommended before Baby reaches 6 months (available at TK Chann & Lee Clinic for $85)
  • Pneumococcal vaccine - not necessary since Baby had his Prevanar
There will also be few more vaccines needed when Baby Iq becomes a toddler such as MMR at 1 year old and his final dose for Prevanar vaccine. The vaccines are not restricted to what is listed above. Visit your nearest clinic to find out. Prevention is always better than cure! ;)


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