Things you should know about vaccines?

Right after the birth of a child, the body of the child is injected with a number of vaccines. Ever wondered why? Vaccines are given to children as a preventive treatment for certain medical diseases. They help your body build up protection against deadly diseases whenever you are exposed to it.  

What are the different types of vaccines a child is given?

All babies should be given the first shot of the hepatitis B vaccine within the first 12 hours after birth followed by other vaccines that are given during the course of 6 months to 2 years.

Some variations are normal, and recommendations change as new vaccines are developed. As a pediatrician, Tisya Clinic guides you to the right vaccinations and schedule for your child.The following vaccinations are recommended by the WHO.

Recommended vaccinations:

  • Chickenpox
  • Diphtheria, Tetanus & Pertussis
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hiv Vaccine
  • Human Papillomavirus
  • Influenza virus
  • Measles, Mumps, and Rubella vaccine
  • Meningococcal vaccine
  • Pneumonia vaccine
  • Polio
  • Rotavirus

Important points to keep in mind-

  1. Parents should try to have their children vaccinated according to the schedule provided by their pediatrician. A slight delay in vaccination can risk the children of serious diseases.
  • If children miss a vaccine dose, parents should talk to their pediatrician about catching up with the schedule. 
  • Vaccination should not be delayed even if the child has a slight fever resulting from a mild infection, such as an ordinary cold & flu.


Sometimes children get mild reactions from vaccines, such as fever, rashes, pain at the injection site, etc. These are common and fades away in a few hours or days.

  • Read the Vaccine Information Sheet your pediatrician gave you to learn about side effects your baby may experience.
  • Swaddle your baby in a cozy garment to soothe. 
  • Offer breastfeeding. It is normal for some babies to eat less during the 24 hours after getting vaccines.
  • Pay extra attention to your baby for a few days. If you see something that concerns you, call your pediatrician.
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