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.
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
Yes, over the counter paracetamol drops like crocin and calpol can be given to babies to reduce fever and pain associated with vaccination.
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BCG vaccination should be delayed in case of preterm babies. Once, your baby reach gestational age of 34 weeks, vaccine can be given.
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
Easysix vaccine is obviously the best choice as it contains the whole cell pertussis antigen which gives better immunity. In case of unavailability of this vaccine, pentavalent vaccine, Easyfive, Pentavac PFS or Quinvaxem and IPV can be given separately. Also, quadrivalent dtwP vaccines like Easyfour or Tetract Hib vaccine can be given with separate vaccinations … Read moreAt 16-18 month booster dose of easy six or pentaxim
Measles vaccine alone can be administered at 9 months but not the combination vaccine with mumps and Rubella. Priorix can be given at minimum age of 1 year. You can consider M-VAC and ROUVAX which are monovalent Measles vaccine. Typbar tcv booster dose may be given only once after 3 years of the primary doses. … Read moreVaccine related queries (Priorix, TYPBAR-TCV, Rotarix)
Inactivated split virion (split virus) Influenza vaccine is best suited for infants 6 months of age or older. Brands available are Vaxigrip, Influgen, Agrippal etc. New stocks of flu vaccine arrives just before the onset of flu season in early October. Wait for the new stock. Vaccine gets updated every year to get the best … Read moreGood injection brand for Influenza vaccine in 6 months age
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