Vaccines for Children

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Hepatitis B vaccine, Pneumococcal Vaccine, DTaP, Hib, IPV, Influenza, MMR, Varicella, MCV4, Hepatitis A and Rotavirus are vaccines that are administered to babies and children up to age 6. While parents are hesitant in having their children immunized with these vaccines because of their side effects; vaccination is still the safest way in protecting a child from infectious and death causing diseases.

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is an illness that affects the liver. Hepatitis vaccine creates long term immunity that protects infants from hepatitis B infection during their childhood as well as when they grew up as adults. Protecting your child from this infection reduces the risk contracting diseases like cirrhosis of the liver, chronic liver diseases and liver cancer.

Pneumococcal Vaccine (PCV)

Children who are administered with pneumococcal vaccine (PCV) are protected from suffering pneumococcal infections like pneumonia, blood infections and meningitis. Most children who are infected with pneumococcal infections are those that are younger than 2 years and this vaccine will protect them from greater risks.

DTaP

DTaP vaccine had practically eliminated infections caused by diptheria, tetanus and had greatly decreased the number of children infected with pertussis.

Hib

The Hib vaccine is recommended to protect children from Hib meningitis, pneumonia, pericarditis and infections that affect the blood, bones and joints cause by the bacteria Haemophilus influenzae which is the leading cause of meningitis among children under 5 years.

IPV

This vaccine provides protection against polio a disease that can cause paralysis permanently to children and sometimes may lead to death.

Influenza

Extremely contagious viral infection of the respiratory tract is caused by influenza or “flu”. The flu vaccine lessens the risks of children in being affected by flu and builds their bodies’ immunity against the virus.

MMR (measles, mumps rubella)

Measles, mumps and rubella are infectious diseases that can lead to major illnesses among children. Children that are protected with the MMR vaccine are prevented from contracting measles, mumps and rubella (German measles).

Varicella (chickenpox)

Chickenpox is a common viral disease among children. Varicella vaccine protects your child from the virus thus preventing severe illnesses that can affect your children.

MCV4

This vaccine protects your child against meningococcal disease which leads to the inflammation of the membrane that is protecting the brain and the spinal cord of your child is also known as bacterial meningitis. This bacterial infection is rare but extremely contagious and can threaten the life of your child.

Hepatitis A

HAV virus or hepatitis A virus can lead to widespread community epidemic. It causes fever, nausea, vomiting and jaundice. This vaccine is recommended in preventing and stopping the spread of HAV within the community.

Rotavirus

Diarrhea is caused by rotavirus that commonly occurs among infants and toddlers. This virus can cause dehydration that may result to hospitalization of children. Immunization from this virus can help stop the spread of diarrhea in the community.