Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Immunization update & reminder....

Al- Hamdulillah Munirah is 7 months already and still fully on breastfeeding. Last checkup was last month when she was 6 months and she was given 1 vaccination. As she is 7 months and I was thinking whether there is any further vaccination for this month. So I did my Google Search and found one Vaccination Schedule for all baby in Malaysia which I’m glad to share with all of you and for my update also.

DTaP, to protect against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (whooping cough):
At 2 months
At 4 months
At 6 months
Between 15 and 18 months (can be given as early as 12 months as long as it's at least six months after the previous shot)
Between 4 and 6 years old
A booster shot at 11 or 12 years of age


Hepatitis A, to protect against hepatitis A, which can cause the liver disease hepatitis.Between 12 and 23 months, two shots at least six months apart



Hepatitis B (HBV), to protect against hepatitis B, which can cause the liver disease hepatitis:
At birth
Between 1 and 2 months
Between 6 and 18 months.



Hib, to protect against Haemophilus influenza type B, which can lead to meningitis, pneumonia, and epiglottitis:
At 2 months
At 4 months
At 6 months (not needed if the PedvaxHIB or ComVax brand of vaccine was given at 2 and 4 months)
Between 12 and 15 months



HPV, to protect against human papillomavirus, the most common sexually transmitted disease in the United States and a cause of cervical cancer:Three doses between 11 and 12 years, for girls (one version of the HPV vaccine prevents genital warts in males, but isn't on the official schedule)



Influenza (the flu shot or, for age 2 and up, nasal spray vaccine); two doses to protect against H1N1 flu and one to protect against seasonal flu:Age 6 months and up, every year in the fall or early winter



Meningococcal, to protect against meningococcal disease, the leading cause of bacterial meningitis in U.S. children in pre-vaccine days:Between 11 and 12 yearsMMR, to protect against measles, mumps, and rubella (German measles):
Between 12 and 15 months
Between 4 and 6 years old



Pneumococcal (PCV), to protect against pneumococcal disease, which can lead to meningitis, pneumonia, and ear infections:
At 2 months
At 4 months
At 6 months
Between 12 and 15 monthsPolio (IPV), to protect against polio:
At 2 months
At 4 months
Between 6 and 18 months
Between 4 and 6 years old



Rotavirus, to protect against rotavirus, which can cause severe diarrhea, vomiting, fever, and dehydration (given orally, not as an injection):
At 2 months
At 4 months
At 6 months (not needed if the Rotarix brand of vaccine was given at 2 and 4 months)


Varicella, to protect against chicken pox:
Between 12 and 15 months
Between 4 and 6 years.

For further information, you can go to http://www.babycenter.com/shots.

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