My son is 3 month old. At 6th & 10th week he had Hexaxim, Rotateq & Prevenar 13.
For 14th week my doctor is suggesting me again Hexaxim. She says she don’t have Pentaxim vaccine in stock.
I had second opinion with another doctor. She suggest me Quadrovax, Prevenar 13 & Rotateq.
Now I got confused which vaccine to give for my son?? At 6th & 10th week he had painless vaccination. Now if I shift to painful will there be any health issues??
And another query is if I go for painful vaccination Quadrovax. It doesn’t cover IPV. So do i need to give my son separately IPV vaccine?. Suggest me IPV vaccine available in market and also can I give all ( Quadrovax, Prevenar 13, Rotateq & IPV) vaccine in same day?
Second opinion given by the doctor is absolutely right. You should give Quadrovax or any other regular DTwP containing combination vaccine and not a painless vaccine Pentaxim or Hexaxim for all primary doses. There should not be major health issues but only some pain and fever which can be easily managed by over the counter paracetamol. Little pain will give larger benefit of better immunity.
Yes, your baby will need separate vaccine for IPV as Quadrovax does not cover Polio. Latest vaccine EasySix contains IPV along with DTwP,Hib and HepB. It will be perfect if your doctor has this vaccine. Otherwise, go for Quadrovax, IPV,
Simultaneous administration of all these combination vaccines can be done on a same doctor’s visit at different injection sites without any interaction. Oral Rotavirus vaccine can also be given on the same day. Immunity from all the injections is gained properly.