Painless vaccines do not cause any adverse reactions like pain and fever and this term is associated with DTP vaccine which are subunit type of vaccines containing only a part of Pertussis causing bacteria and not the whole of it. They are called DTaP vaccines. The other type, DTwP vaccines causes slight fever, may cause … Read moreWhat is painless vaccination? What are its pros and cons?
Please go through the Immunization schedule DTP first booster is required at 16-24 months of age, followed by a second booster at 4-6 yrs of age. Tdap vaccine is required at 11-12 years of age to provide immunity to school going children. Boosters serve as a reminder to our immune system to fight against diseases … Read moreHow often must the vaccines be repeated? How many DTP boosters are required?
Oral Polio vaccine consists of attenuated, (not able to cause a disease) live Polio virus strains and is administered orally. Inactivated Polio vaccine consist of inactivated Polio viruses created by exposing to heat or harsh chemicals such as formaldehyde or formalin. IPV is given as an injection. Read Polio Vaccine to know more about the … Read moreWhat is the difference between oral polio vaccine and inactivated polio vaccine (IPV)?
Inactivated Polio Virus (IPV) injectable vaccine gives protection against all the 3 types of polioviruses. Withdrawal of trivalent oral Polio drops makes it mandatory to get 1 dose of inactivated Polio (IPV) injection at 14 weeks of age to get immunity against type 2 viruses. However, the primary series of vaccination is to be … Read morePolio vaccine shortage: A Reason to worry!!
Rubella or german measles can cause Congenital Rubella Syndrome (CRS) in infants born to infected mothers. This means, they can suffer from mental handicap, visual impairment, deafness and heart abnormalities, if infected with Rubella virus in the womb. Vaccination is the only way to prevent Rubella virus from infecting pregnant mothers and their unborn child. … Read moreMandatory MMR vaccination stuck in bureaucracy?
Pulse Polio campaign using Oral Polio Virus (OPV) drops won all the accolades in getting India, a Polio free status in march 2014 by World Health Organisation (WHO). Now, India has all geared up to march in race against Polio in “endgame plan” as suggested by WHO. One dose of Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) has … Read morePolio injection now mandatory in India!! Drops not enough.
Dengue, the break-bone fever, is a serious mosquito-borne disease that makes around 400 million people sick every year. Close to 5 lakh patients need to be hospitalized, out of which 22 thousand can’t survive. More than 100 developing countries in the tropical as well as subtropical regions in Latin America and Asia are affected by … Read moreDengvaxia, the first Dengue vaccine waiting to be launched in India!!
Flu season is almost here. Be prepared before it catches you or your loved ones. According to the last year’s statistics, H1N1 flu created a lot of panic throughout India towards the end of 2014. Rajasthan and Gujarat had maximum number of flu cases and death toll all over India reached 2035 out of 33,761 … Read moreBe prepared, Flu season is almost here!!
Asia’s largest vaccine maker, Pune based Serum Institute of India is planning to wear another feather in her cap by trying to launch Dengue treatment in India. Dengue is creating a havoc in India especially in Delhi, which is experiencing the worst outbreak in 5 years. Dengue virus infects the cells of human immune system … Read moreInnovative Dengue treatment on the horizon, with the efforts from Serum Institute of India.