The minimum gap between the doses should be 4 weeks. If 2 doses of the same vaccine are given without maintaining this minimum gap, they are invalid as effective immune response is not achieved by the first dose before body is burdened with the second dose. 1 month gap or 28 days is sufficient to … Read morePrimary doses to infants with a gap of 2 months instead of one month?
Painless and painful are just terms to create hype around new vaccines. All injectable vaccines hurt at the moment when they are injected to a baby. I will rather call painless as the DTaP vaccines which are the subunit type of vaccines containing only a part of Pertussis causing bacteria and not the entire bacteria. … Read more1st dose painless, can the following two doses be painful
It is OK to delay the vaccination by 1 week in case of unavailability of vaccines or other personal reasons. OPV is not at all recommended now for primary vaccination according to latest and revised vaccination schedule 2019. See footnotes of schedule. Injectable Polio vaccine has to be given now for all primary doses.
Hexaxim can be changed to Quadrovax for future doses. Quadrovax has all the required antigens like DTP and Hib. This is good for the booster doses at 16-18 month of age and 4-6 years of age. Also, give Oral Polio drops at 4 years along with it.
With Prevnar 13, one gets protected against 13 types of pneumococcal bacteria and Synflorix protects against 10 types. There is no clinical data available till now to prove which of the two, Synflorix vs Prevnar13 is better in terms of efficacy. Prevnar 13 is double the price of Synflorix but has added protection against 3 … Read moreWhich is best Prevnar 13 or Synflorix
Yes, over the counter paracetamol drops like crocin and calpol can be given to babies to reduce fever and pain associated with vaccination.
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BCG vaccination should be delayed in case of preterm babies. Once, your baby reach gestational age of 34 weeks, vaccine can be given.
Painful vaccination is just a misnomer for regular DTwP antigen containing combination vaccines. They only hurt a little and cause some fever, which can be easily managed with the OTC paracetamol drugs. Painless doesn’t hurt and gives no fever but provides inferior immunity as the vaccinee gains immunity from the disease but is still a … Read morePainless vs Painful Vaccination
Easysix vaccine is obviously the best choice as it contains the whole cell pertussis antigen which gives better immunity. In case of unavailability of this vaccine, pentavalent vaccine, Easyfive, Pentavac PFS or Quinvaxem and IPV can be given separately. Also, quadrivalent dtwP vaccines like Easyfour or Tetract Hib vaccine can be given with separate vaccinations … Read moreAt 16-18 month booster dose of easy six or pentaxim