EasySix (ईज़ीसिक्स) , एक शॉट में 6 असाध्य रोगों से एक साथ प्रतिरक्षा देने के लिए एक नया कुशल टीका है

EasySix (ईज़ीसिक्स) का लॉन्च वैक्सीन उद्योग में एक बड़ा कदम है। इससे पहले, बाजार में उपलब्ध एक ही टीका (हेक्सैक्सिम) था, जिससे एक ही शॉट में 6 रोगों से लड़ने के लिए क्षमता मिलती है।  लेकिन यह टीका बहुत महंगा है । ईजीसिक्स एक असरदार सस्ता विकल्प है और इसके बाद डीटीपीपी के संयोजन वैक्सीन … Read moreEasySix (ईज़ीसिक्स) , एक शॉट में 6 असाध्य रोगों से एक साथ प्रतिरक्षा देने के लिए एक नया कुशल टीका है

Time to keep your indoor pollution under control!!

Winter has just knocked the door. And also, the gloomy and hazy weather.  The Air Quality Index is showing alarming levels (~900), categorized under “severe” levels. Schools are closed and kids are forced to stay indoors. But, is the air inside home safe? It feels stuffy to sit at home with all the windows shut. … Read moreTime to keep your indoor pollution under control!!

Vaccination reminder service is saving lives!! Learn how

A recent study by U-M’s School of Public Health revealed a shocking fact that only 18%of children are completely vaccinated with the recommended three doses of DPT vaccine and only about a third receive the first dose of measles by 10 months under the Universal Immunization program by the government. What stops people from getting their … Read moreVaccination reminder service is saving lives!! Learn how

Why is the Measles vaccine given at 9 months? Is measles a common disease that early in life?

Measles is a highly contagious disease; spread by breathing, coughing or sneezing the viral infected respiratory droplets and direct contact with the diseased patient. Before the vaccines came into existence, more than 90% children used to be infected with this deadly viral disease. Measles can be severe with complications like Pneumonia and Encephalitis, which can … Read moreWhy is the Measles vaccine given at 9 months? Is measles a common disease that early in life?

Does my baby need an additional Hep B dose at 6 months after previous doses of combination vaccines?

My baby had hexaxim at 6 week followed by pentavac pfs at 10weeks and  14 weeks. Should I still take her for HepB vaccine for the 6th month dosage? Hepatitis B vaccination is recommended as 3 doses only. Timeline of the doses depends on the type of vaccine used. If it is a monovalent vaccine … Read moreDoes my baby need an additional Hep B dose at 6 months after previous doses of combination vaccines?

Flu vaccine update 2017-18

Influenza vaccine composition needs to be changed each year after evaluating the genetic composition of circulating Influenza virus strains at that time. Influenza viruses continuously evolve and vaccine needs to be “smarter” each year to provide effective immunity against flu. WHO recommends the revised ingredients of the Influenza virus vaccine each year, based on the … Read moreFlu vaccine update 2017-18

EasySix, a new efficient vaccine to take care of 6 Preventable diseases in one shot is launched now

Launch of EasySix is a big one in vaccine industry. Earlier, there was only one vaccine (Hexaxim), available in the market, known to prevent 6 diseases in one shot but it burnt hole in the pocket and not affordable by masses. Now, we have cheaper EasySix and there is absolutely no need to administer DTwP … Read moreEasySix, a new efficient vaccine to take care of 6 Preventable diseases in one shot is launched now

Hexaxim is a 6 in 1 painless vaccine, but very costly. Should you opt it over regular DTP vaccines?

My son’s doctor suggested to give Hexaxim, which is painless, instead of previous 6 week dose of Quinvaxem and IPV  vaccine when I went for 10 week due vaccination? But the cost was too much. Can I get the same vaccine for my baby which was given earlier? Or should I opt for painless this … Read moreHexaxim is a 6 in 1 painless vaccine, but very costly. Should you opt it over regular DTP vaccines?

Why do we need to give Polio vaccine to children every year till the age of 5?

Polio virus is a very infectious virus which spreads through fecal to oral route in countries where sanitation facilities are poor. Wild polio virus gains entry inside a susceptible child through fecal contaminated food. Virus then multiplies in the intestine of the infected child, who keep shedding it continuously through feces and in between can … Read moreWhy do we need to give Polio vaccine to children every year till the age of 5?

Measles Rubella vaccination drive across India!! Should you vaccinate or not vaccinate your child?

The measles-rubella (MR) vaccination drive was launched on Feb 6 and it will go on till Feb 28 throughout India. It will target more than 35 million children between the ages of 9 months to 15 years. According to WHO, India has taken a major big step towards reducing childhood mortality and birth defects through … Read moreMeasles Rubella vaccination drive across India!! Should you vaccinate or not vaccinate your child?