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Alerts :

Immunization is very important. Inorder to make your job easy , we provide SMS alert service to you , so that you will not missout immunization schedule.

Vaccination Chart for Infants and Children as follows :

Age Vaccine
Birth BCG
6 weeks Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) and Diphtheria, Pertussis and Tetanus (DPT)
10 weeks OPV, DPT
14 weeks OPV, DPT
9 - 12 months Measles
15 - 18 months OPV, DPT
4 - 5 years DT, Typhoid
10 - 16 years Tetanus, Typhoid

The schedule recommended by the Government of India has fully incorporated the recommendations of the EPI schedule given by the World Health Organisation.

This table shows the possible adverse reactions for each vaccine:

Vaccine Type Adverse Reactions
BCG live attenuated axillary adenitis (swelling in the armpits)
OPV live attenuated none
DPT killed fever, excessive crying, encephalopathy, seizures
Measles live attenuated fever, rash
MMR live attenuated fever, rash, arthralgia (pain in the joints)
DT killed fever
TT* killed fever
Hepatitis B recombinant pain, erythema
What is immunization ?

Immunization is a way of protecting the human body against infectious diseases through vaccination. Immunisation prepares our bodies to fight against diseases in case we come into contact with them in the future.

Babies are born with some natural immunity which they get from their mother and through breast-feeding. This gradually wears off as the baby's own immune system starts to develop. Having your child immunized gives extra protection against illnesses which can kill.

How does it work ?
The schedule recommends that that the vaccinations should start when the baby is 1 1/2 months old. But what should be done if the baby is brought late for vaccinations? Should vaccination still be started?

Yes, definitely. Even if the baby is brought late for vaccinations, she should still receive all the vaccinations. While it is the best to follow the ideal immunization schedule, on no account should the baby be denied vaccinations, even if she is brought late for them. But every attempt must be made to complete full immunization, before the age of 1 year.

My friend's baby, who was given the B.C.G. injection about two months ago, has developed a small blister at the site of injection. Is this a cause for worry? Please reassure your friend that there is no cause for worry.

This is a normal reaction after the B.C.G. injection. About 4 to 6 weeks after B.C.G. injection a small lump called a papule appears at a of the injection which may later break, giving out a whitish discharge. This will heal in about 10 to 12 weeks after the injection has been given and will leave a scar. Only if the discharge continues without the wound drying up, should the doctor be consulted.


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Parents often cited more than one reason for choosing not to immunize their children or slipping the immunization course. This has high risk of adverse effects as a consequence.