Immunization For Children – Must Know Vaccines

Immunization of children is highly recommended at present because quite a number of viruses are coming out scaring parents having babies, toddlers and small children.

It is important for parents to bring their children
for regular check ups to their family or general doctor in order to keep track of the vaccination schedules of their little ones.

Some recommended vaccination shots are Hepatitis A and B Vaccine, Diphtheria, Chickenpox Vaccine, Measles, Mumps, Tetanus, Polio Vaccine, Influenza Vaccine, Meningococcal Vaccine, Rotavirus Vaccine, Pneumococcal-7 Vaccine and Pertussis Vaccine.

There are also some immunizations required for travel such as typhoid, Japanese encephalitis, yellow fever, Hepatitis A and for rabies.

Some parents may overlook these immunizations schedules and if they do, they will be putting their kids to many health risks as diseases can spread through air, water, food, touch, saliva, blood and other discharges of people.

Even children has potential for transferring diseases to one another and this can happen in common playgrounds, prep schools, kids’ shows or parties, homes and other places where children can come in contact with other children.

That is why immunization for children is recommended by health workers. There is a better chance of staving off infections and viruses for children who are immunized than those who are not.

These are some of the schedules of immunization for children: The Rota vaccine is recommended for kids when they are 2-6 months old. The dose is split into three schedules.

It is important to note that Rotavirus vaccine is not to be administered to infants who are 12 weeks old and also after the infant is 32 weeks old. Additionally, the influenza virus vaccine is recommended for kids who are six to thirty-two months old.

Immunization should be done during the period of childhood as this is the time when children are at higher risk of contracting illnesses or acquiring infectious diseases because their immunity level is weaker or not yet completely developed unlike fully grown healthy adults.

Parents should ensure that a complete immunization against old and new viruses is undertaken with the assistance of health professionals.  Being updated also in emerging new viruses and infectious diseases will be an advantage so that parents will be able to prepare for the expenses that immunization of their children will cost them.