How to Get Your Child Vaccinated
Table of Contents:
- What is Vaccination?
- Five Important Reasons to Vaccinate Your Child
- Vaccination Schedule
- Video on Vaccinations
Vaccination is the administration of antigenic material (a vaccine) to stimulate an individual’s immune system to develop adaptive immunity to a pathogen.
A substance used to stimulate the production of antibodies and provide immunity against one or several diseases, prepared from the causative agent of a disease, its products, or a synthetic substitute, treated to act as an antigen without inducing the disease.
1. Immunizations can save your child’s life:
Because of advances in medical science, your child can be protected against more diseases than ever before. Some diseases that once injured or killed thousands of children, have been eliminated completely and others are close to extinction– primarily due to safe and effective vaccines.
2. Vaccination is very safe and effective:
Vaccines are only given to children after a long and careful review by scientists, doctors, and healthcare professionals. Vaccines will involve some discomfort and may cause pain, redness, or tenderness at the site of injection but this is minimal compared to the pain, discomfort, and trauma of the diseases these vaccines prevent. Serious side effects following vaccination, such as severe allergic reaction, are very rare. The disease-prevention benefits of getting vaccines are much greater than the possible side effects for almost all children.
3. Immunization protects others you care about:
Immunization not only protects your family, but also helps prevent the spread of these diseases to your friends and loved ones.
4. Immunizations can save your family time and money:
A child with a vaccine-preventable disease can be denied attendance at schools or child care facilities. Some vaccine-preventable diseases can result in prolonged disabilities and can take a financial toll because of lost time at work, medical bills or long-term disability care.
5. Immunization protects future generations.
Vaccines have reduced and, in some cases, eliminated many diseases that killed or severely disabled people just a few generations ago. For example, smallpox vaccination eradicated the eponymous disease worldwide.
(brand name Vaccines can be purchased from Sehat, delivered anywhere in Pakistan)
AGE Vaccine Vaccine Vaccine Vaccine Vaccine BRAND NAMES
|Polio Oral -0
|4 Months||DPT-II||Polio -II||Hepatitis B-II||Hib-II
|5 Months||Rota Virus||ROTARIX|
|6 Months||DPT-III||Polio-III||Hepatitis B-III||Hib-III
|12Months onwards||Chicken Pox||VARILIX or VARIVAC|
|15Months onwards||MMR||Polio Booster-I||Hepatitis-B Booster-I||Hib Booster||TRIMOVAX|
|18-24Months||DPT Booster-I||Hepatitis A-II||TRIVAC
|2 Years||Typhoid (single dose every three years)||TYPBAR
|2-9 Years||Pneumococal Booster||PREVENAR|
|9Years||Human Papilloma Virus
(Female Only Virus)
| HPV(Human Papilloma Virus)
Booster 1 (one month apart after the first vaccines)
| HPV (Human Papilloma Virus)
(six months apart after the 1st booster)