Vaccinations recommended by WHO (World Health Organization)

Vaccinations recommended by WHO (World Health Organization)

One of the best ways to protect your children from harmful infections & diseases is by giving them timely vaccinations. Immunizing your child from these diseases is very important to keep them healthy. This is because children can easily be exposed to harmful diseases that can have serious side-effects and even hospitalization in some cases.

To help you understand better, we at Zahi Butik Organics have listed down some important vaccinations recommended by WHO. Read below to know more:

 

At the time of birth

Make sure that before you & your little one leaves the hospital, he or she has received the necessary vaccination. Your baby must receive his or her first (among 3) dose of vaccination that helps in protecting your little one from Hepatitis B. The Hepatitis virus is most common among babies & can cause chronic swelling of liver & in certain cases complications that can last a lifetime. For this reason, it is extremely important to protect your child from hepatitis B.

 

For age-group of 1-2 months

It is important that you start protecting your child’s immunity at an early stage. To protect your child from the potentially harmful diseases, below are some important vaccinations that you need to give your child:

 

  • Hepatitis B (2nd dose)
  • Diphtheria, tetanus, and whooping cough (pertussis) (DTaP)
  • Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)
  • Polio (IPV)
  • Pneumococcal (PCV)
  • Rotavirus (RV)

 

For age-group of 4-6 months

When your little one starts getting older, you need to continue providing him or her vaccinations to improve their immunity and to keep them safe from harmful diseases like cough, polio, rotavirus among others. Below is a list of vaccinations to be given to your child at 4-6 months of his or her age.

  • Diphtheria, tetanus, and whooping cough (pertussis) (DTaP)
  • Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)
  • Polio (IPV)
  • Pneumococcal (PCV)
  • Rotavirus (RV)
  • Hepatitis B (HepB)

 

For age group of 7-12 months

If you have missed out on any of the above vaccination schedule, make sure you immunize your child at this age. Also it is recommended for babies belonging to age group of 7 months & above to receive timely flu vaccine to keep them protected during the flu season.

 

For age group of 12-23 months

After you have completed and followed the recommended schedule of immunizing your little one, it is important to make sure that your child receives the following vaccines to develop their immunity from potentially harmful diseases:

 

  • Chickenpox (Varicella)
  • Diphtheria, tetanus, and whooping cough (pertussis) (DTaP)
  • Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)
  • Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR)
  • Polio (IPV) (between 6 through 18 months)
  • Pneumococcal (PCV)
  • Hepatitis A (HepA)
  • Hepatitis B (HepB)

 

You should always check with your state/country or area as to the required vacations, as they do tend to differ from place to place or country to country. Vaccinations are used by millions of people each year and are generally safe, there are rare instances of side effects. BUT YOU SHOULD always check with your Doctor or pediatrician before administering any vaccinations.

(Note: Zahi Butik Organics only provides recommendations based on best practice that a parent should follow. These recommendations should always be discussed with your doctor or pediatrician. It is always best to follow your doctors/pediatrician orders. Please contact your doctor or emergency services, in case of emergency or if your child is unwell or not responding well to recommendations provided.)

 

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