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Basics of immunization


How do you ensure good health for your baby, now and in the future? What kind of vaccinations do you need to give your baby over the years? Do vaccinations really help in preventing diseases? Read on for the benefits of immunization.

The Concept of Immunization

Immunization is a form of preventive medicine.It prepares the body to fight against infection.Its aim is to protect individuals and communities from infectiou ...read more
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Chicken Pox (Varicella) vaccine

Chicken pox is a disease that is more annoying than serious.It can be fatal for children with leukaemia, suppressed immune systems, or those whose mothers had ...read more
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Immunization schedule for children

Immunization forms one of the most important and cost effective strategies for the prevention of childhood sicknesses and disabilities and is thus a basic nee ...read more
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What are Germs?

Germs are tiny living organisms that cause diseases. In fact, they are so tiny that you cannot see them. They can only be seen under the microscope. Read on t ...read more
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How to make shots hurt less

Every child is scared of needles.Needles make both kids and adults panic. Is there any way to make shorts hurt less?Well you can try several tricks to ease t ...read more
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A Typical Immunization Schedule

What is a typical immunization schedule? Do all doctors follow the same schedule? The schedule is simply an indication of the kinds of immunization that your ...read more
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DTP (Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis)

DPT shot is given to immunize your child against diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough). Your child may have mild to moderate reactions, but these ...read more
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Haemophilus Influenzae B (HIB) vaccine

The haemophilus influenzae B (HIB) bacteria are responsible for the occurrence of many very serious infections in infants and young children. HIB vaccine aims ...read more
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Hepatitis B vaccine (HBV)

Hepatitis B is a liver disease that can lead to the development of cancer later in life. Children are unlikely to contract it unless they have an infected adu ...read more
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OPV (Oral Polio Vaccine)

OPV is a very safe vaccine and the child rarely has any reactions following a dose. However, there is a 1 in 8.7 million risk of paralysis and a negligible ri ...read more
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MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)

MMR vaccine is administered to immunize your child against measles, mumps and rubella. This is a very important vaccine because contracting any of these disea ...read more
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Vaccination Schedule in India

Are you aware of the vaccination or immunization schedule for babies and children followed in India? Find information on important vaccinations given to babie ...read more
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Importance of Hepatitis B Vaccination

The first hepatitis B vaccine is given to babies at birth, second vaccine is given between 1 to 3 months and the third vaccine is given between 6 to 18 months ...read more
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Importance and Schedule of Rotavirus Vaccination

Rotavirus vaccination is an important vaccination to provide protection against rotavirus infection like diarrhoea and vomiting. Babies must be given Rotateq ...read more
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The Importance of DTP Vaccination

DTP vaccine provides immunity against three diseases to babies. It is better to get babies vaccinated to avoid seriousness of the diseases like Diptheria, Tet ...read more
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Important Information about Hepatitis A Vaccination

Are you aware that nausea, jaundice and vomiting are symptoms of hepatitis A virus infection? Hep A vaccination is a very useful as it safeguards against hepa ...read more
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Importance of Hepatitis B (Hep B) Vaccination

It is a must to know the importance and Schedule of Hepatitis B Vaccination as it helps to protect against chronic liver disease. Hep B Vaccination can be giv ...read more
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Why You Should Never Miss or Delay Your Child's Vaccination

Vaccinations protect kids from many dreadful diseases and illnesses. Therefore, it is a must for parents to vaccinate kids according to the vaccination schedu ...read more
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