Hexaxim to pentavac

Hexaxim can be changed to Quadrovax for future doses. Quadrovax has all the required antigens like DTP and Hib. This is good for the booster doses at 16-18 month of age and 4-6 years of age. Also, give Oral Polio drops at 4 years along with it.

Which is best Prevnar 13 or Synflorix

With Prevnar 13, one gets protected against 13 types of pneumococcal bacteria and Synflorix protects against 10 types. There is no clinical data available till now to prove which of the two, Synflorix vs Prevnar13 is better in terms of efficacy. Prevnar 13 is double the price of Synflorix but has added protection against 3 … Read moreWhich is best Prevnar 13 or Synflorix

Fever after vaccination

Yes, over the counter paracetamol drops like crocin and calpol can be given to babies to reduce fever and pain associated with vaccination.

Repeated dose

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BCG vaccine

BCG vaccination should be delayed in case of preterm babies. Once, your baby reach gestational age of 34 weeks, vaccine can be given.

Painless vs Painful Vaccination

Painful vaccination is just a misnomer for regular DTwP antigen containing combination vaccines. They only hurt a little and cause some fever,  which can be easily managed with the OTC paracetamol drugs. Painless doesn’t hurt and gives no fever but provides inferior immunity as the vaccinee gains immunity from the disease but is still a … Read morePainless vs Painful Vaccination

Measles Vaccine

No, it is not advisable to skip the 9 month dose of measles vaccine. Measles is a highly contagious disease and babies are protected by maternal antibodies for only about 6-9 months after birth. Babies are more vulnerable to infection to this deadly disease and immunization at the recommended age is essential to follow for … Read moreMeasles Vaccine