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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 more

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 more

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 more

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 more

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 more

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 more

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 more

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 more

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 more

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 more

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 more

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 more

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 more

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 more

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 more

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 more

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 more

Everything You Need to Know About the Cholera Vaccination

It is necessary to follow the immunization schedule as prescribed by a paediatrician for protecting your children from various dreadful disorders. Here is eve more

Importance of the BCG Vaccine and Its Schedule

BCG vaccine is one of the important vaccines given to the newborns and babies. This vaccine help to protect the babies form TB disease. Learn more about the i more

Polio Vaccination - Things You Must Know

Polio vaccination is one of the important vaccines given to children. Learn more about the importance and schedule of polio vaccination in India.

Importance and Schedule of MMR Vaccination

MMR vaccination is one of the important vaccines given to children for immunizing them against dieses like measles, mumps and rubella. Learn more about the im more

Things You Should Know About Hib Vaccination

Hib vaccination is one of the important vaccinations that are given to babies. Here are some things that parents must know about the Hib vaccination.

Things You Should Know About TDAP Vaccination

TDAP is the important vaccine that is given to children who are within the age group of 11 to 12 years. Learn more about the importance of giving TDAP vaccine more

Importance of the Pneumococcal Vaccine and Its Schedule

It is extremely important to give pneumococcal vaccine to children as per the schedule in order to protect them from sever diseases. Let us take a look at the more

Importance and Schedule of Measles Vaccination

Measles vaccination is given in combination with Mumps and Rubella vaccination to children known as MMR vaccine. Learn more about the importance and schedule more

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 more

Things to Know about Varicella Vaccination

Varicella vaccination is one of the important vaccinations given to children. It protects them from illnesses like chickenpox. Here are the important things t more

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