Vaccines for new-born babies through 12 months
- Every child needs vaccines beginning from 2 to 12 months of age.
- During the first six months of age, babies need multiple vaccinations, a few of which are DTaP that helps protect them from diphtheria and whooping cough; IPV that protects them from Polio; and Rotavirus that helps protect them from rotavirus diseases such as vomiting, dehydration and diarrhoea.
- Babies are also given Hepatitis B vaccine that helps protect against liver diseases that are caused by the Hepatitis B virus, including the dosage given at birth.
- Vaccines for toddlers aged 1 to 2 years
- Once your baby turns a year old, he or she needs a few vaccines which include the MMR vaccine that protects them against measles, mumps; and rubella, which could avoid blindness, pneumonia, deafness, mental retardation, and more.
- DTaP is a standard dose that is given to help protect infants from tetanus, diphtheria and more.
- Varicella is a vaccine that combats chickenpox.
- Hepatitis A vaccine helps protect children against liver diseases that are caused by the Hepatitis A virus.
- Vaccines for children between 4 to 6 years of age
- DTaP, Polio boosters, MMR and Varicella, are vaccinations that be must be given to children before they start attending school / day care.
- Make sure your child receives his boosters as early as at four years of age.
- Vaccines for adolescents between 11 to 12 years of age
- Tdap is a vaccine that protects against diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis.
- MCV / Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine helps the body fight against infections of the fluid and lining around the brain and spinal cord (meningitis), and bloodstream infections.
- HPV or Human Papillomavirus Vaccine protects against viruses that cause about 70% of cervical cancer in women and others diseases in both, males and females.
Adults need immunisation as well. Over time, our immunity to tetanus, pertussis, and diphtheria fade off, and other vaccines are needed that are based on one’s age and lifestyle. A few vaccinations for adults are:
- Tdap, which helps fight tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis.
- Hepatitis B, which is recommended for those adults who are at risk.
- MMR, for adults who have never had measles, mumps or rubella.
- Varicella, for those who have never had chickenpox.
We, at Apollo Clinic, understand you and provide you with all the health care facilities and vaccination services that will help build your immune system and prevent you and your love ones from contracting various diseases. Offering immunisations for both, children and adults, we aim to ensure that you and your family are safe from diseases and live a healthy life.