What is painless vaccination? What are its pros and cons?

Painless vaccines do not cause any adverse reactions like pain and fever and this term is associated with DTP vaccine which are subunit type of vaccines containing only a part of Pertussis causing bacteria and not the whole of it.  They are called DTaP vaccines. The other type, DTwP  vaccines causes slight fever, may cause … Read moreWhat is painless vaccination? What are its pros and cons?

How often must the vaccines be repeated? How many DTP boosters are required?

Please go through the Immunization schedule DTP first booster is required at 16-24 months of age, followed by a second booster at  4-6 yrs of age. Tdap vaccine is required at 11-12 years of age to provide immunity to school going children. Boosters serve as a reminder to our immune system to fight against diseases … Read moreHow often must the vaccines be repeated? How many DTP boosters are required?

What is the difference between oral polio vaccine and inactivated polio vaccine (IPV)?

Oral Polio vaccine consists of attenuated, (not able to cause a disease) live Polio virus strains and is administered orally. Inactivated Polio vaccine consist of inactivated Polio viruses created by exposing to heat or harsh chemicals such as formaldehyde or formalin. IPV is given as an injection. Read Polio Vaccine to know more about the … Read moreWhat is the difference between oral polio vaccine and inactivated polio vaccine (IPV)?