Flu season is round the corner. New vaccine stock is available in India

What is new in 2016-17 Influenza virus vaccines? Composition of flu vaccine is different than last year. Only one strain is same and the other two are different. Vaccine strains are updated to match the circulating viruses each year. The WHO recommendation on vaccine composition is based on the year-round work of the WHO Global … Read moreFlu season is round the corner. New vaccine stock is available in India

When do babies realize the reflection in mirror as their own?

Have you observed your little one looking at the mirror attached to the crib or wall continuously? As the baby grows, it becomes all the more interesting to watch her cooing, babbling and laughing while staring at her image. She seems to socialize with her reflection believing it, as another baby present on other side … Read moreWhen do babies realize the reflection in mirror as their own?

Good news!! Chikungunya virus won’t make you sick again

If you have suffered from Chikungunya once, you are immune for lifetime, to be suffered from it again. As per the microbiology department of AIMS, Chikungunya disease is caused by one serotype and the chances of repeated infection caused by the same serotype is minimum. Whereas; Dengue is caused by 4 closely related serotypes of … Read moreGood news!! Chikungunya virus won’t make you sick again

Is it still possible to get the disease for which vaccine has been given?

If a baby can get a disease even after giving the vaccine, then why are vaccines important and how effective they are? Vaccines are not 100% effective. There is always a slight chance to catch infections even after immunization. But post vaccination, symptoms of the disease are usually much milder and infection normally does not … Read moreIs it still possible to get the disease for which vaccine has been given?

Why are booster doses important?

Question: I see that you have mentioned booster doses for some vaccines in the immunization schedule. How are these important. Booster doses serve as a reminder call to our immune system to prepare itself for protecting against future infections. Memory antibody reserves produced by primary doses of vaccine, tends to decline over a period of … Read moreWhy are booster doses important?

How many different vaccines can be given to an infant during one doctor visit?

Schedule mentions so many vaccines to be given at the same time during first year. Is it safe and does it work well? Typically 6 different types of vaccines namely Rotavirus drops,  Inactivated Polio Virus (IPV), DTP, Hib, Hep B and Pneumococcal can be given in the same doctor’s visit to an infant. Different vaccine … Read moreHow many different vaccines can be given to an infant during one doctor visit?

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