Vaccination Chart for Babies in India
Your baby between 0 to 12 months is considered to be a newborn baby and the picture above showcases all the necessary vaccines he needs to get a dose of. Each vaccine helps prevent a disease from surfacing in your little one and hence, all of them are mandatory. Primarily, the vaccination doses your newborn baby needs to get in the span of 0 to 12 months are:
Bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccination is given to combat Tuberculosis and also prevent TB Meningitis in your child. The vaccine contains live culture of the bacterium that causes TB in humans, but in a weakened form, which triggers the immune system of the child, preventing TB to attack the body. It is given at birth.
Your child just needs one dose of this vaccine, through injection mode
The Hepatitis B vaccination is given to your child to prevent liver diseases caused by the Hepatitis B virus, which can cause liver cancer, liver failure and in some cases, death. Infected kids can also pass on the ailment to others without even knowing it, hence, the vaccination is a must! The first dose of vaccination is given at birth. RECOMBIVAX HB Hepatitis B vaccine is non- infectious and is created out of a genetic recombination. It is made with the help of yeast. Your child would need a total of three doses for this vaccination at different intervals, which you can be notified of, on the Parentlane App.
Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) is given to prevent the polio disease in your child. It can be given orally (OPV) or via injection(IPV). OPV is a polio vaccine. It is made up of an inactivated non-wild strain of the virus which helps produce antibodies within the body. Your child will get a total of four doses of this immunization, out of which the first one will be at birth.
Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) is given to prevent polio disease in your child. It is a mandatory vaccine for all children. It contains a wild strain of inactivated poliovirus. It is usually given along with the DTP vaccine. Your child will get a total of four doses of this immunization.
To shield your baby against diseases like Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis (DTP) which is also commonly known as a whooping cough, this vaccination is mandatory. The vaccine is a combination of three antigens-Diphtheria toxoid, Tetanus toxoid, and Pertussis .These antigens are inactivated to create the DTP vaccine. On receiving the vaccine, antibodies are produced within the body to fight occurrence of the diseases. Your child will get a total of three doses of this immunization, which would be followed by booster doses. The first dose of this vaccination needs to be given at six weeks.
This vaccination is essential to protect your child against Rotavirus infection which can cause severe diarrhea in children. The rotavirus vaccine is composed of 5 strains of inactivated rotaviruses. It is developed using DNA technology to build immunity in the infants against rotavirus infection. Your child will receive a total of three doses of this immunization, the first one being at six weeks.
Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV) is given to prevent Pneumococcal infections in your child. The Pneumococcal bacteria causes ear infections, pneumonia of the lungs, bacteremia of the blood and brain meningitis. The PCV vaccine is inactivated and does not contain any live Pneumococcal bacteria. Your child will receive a total of four doses of this vaccination, the first one being at six weeks.
This vaccination is necessary to protect your child against Haemophilus Influenza type B (HiB) - a bacteria that causes diseases like Meningitis, Pneumonia and Epiglottitis. HiB is a conjugate vaccine. It consists of inactivated bacterial components which on being introduced to the body helps create immunity against the bacteria. Your child will receive a total of three doses of this immunization, the first one being at six weeks.
The MMR vaccination is mandatory to prevent your child from diseases like Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR). The vaccine contains live, attenuated measles, mumps and rubella virus with Moraten and Edmonston- Zagreb strain in Genotype A. Your child will get a total of three doses of this immunization, from which the first one needs to be given at 9 months.
The Typhoid Conjugate Vaccine (TCV) is given to prevent typhoid in your child. It is made up of Purified Vi polysaccharide from the TY2 S or Typhi Strain. Your child needs a total of two doses of this immunization, out of which the first one needs to be somewhere between 9 to 12 months.
The Hepatitis A vaccination is a mandatory one to prevent chronic liver infections, protection from Hepatitis A Virus. Hepatitis A is made from sterile suspension of inactivated virus(Strain HM 175) propagated in MRC-5. Your child would need a total of three doses of this immunization out of which the first one needs to be given at 12 months.