Vaccines: When, why, how?

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Vaccines are an important part of babies lives. Here is some vital information every mum should know with regards to vaccines:

Programme on Immunisation

Vaccines At birth
  • Tuberculosis –  injection
  • Polio Vaccine – drops, by mouth
Vaccines At 6 Weeks
  • Rotavirus Vaccine – Liquid, by mouth
  • Diphtheria, Tetanus, accellular Pertussis, Inactivated Polio Vaccine and Haemophilus influenza type b Combined – Intramuscular, left thigh
  • Hepatitis B -Vaccine – Intramuscular, right thigh
  • Conjugated Vaccine – Intramuscular, right thigh
Vaccines At 10 Weeks
  • Diphtheria, Tetanus, accellular Pertussis, Inactivated Polio Vaccine and Haemophilus influenza type b Combined – Intramuscular, left thigh
  • Heb B (2) Hepatitis B Vaccine – Intramuscular, right thigh
Vaccines At 14 Weeks
  • Rotavirus Vaccine* – Liquid, by mouth
  • Diphtheria, Tetanus, accellular Pertussis, Inactivated Polio Vaccine and Haemophilus influenza type b Combined – Intramuscular, left thigh
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine – Intramuscular, right thigh
  • Pneumococcal Conjugated Vaccine – Intramuscular, right thigh
Vaccines At 9 Months
  • Measles Vaccine (1) – Intramuscular, left thigh
  • Pneumococcal Conjugated Vaccine – Intramuscular, right thigh
Vaccines At 18 Months
  • Diphtheria, Tetanus, accellular Pertussis, Inactivated Polio Vaccine and Haemophilus influenza type b Combined – Intramuscular, left arm
  • Measles Vaccine (2) or MMR (Mumps, measles and Rubella) – Intramuscular, right arm
Vaccines At 6 Years
  • TD Vaccine Tetanus and reduced strength of diphtheria Vaccine OR New 4-in-one Polio, Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis(*Optional) – Intramuscular, left arm
Vaccines At 12 Years
  • TD Vaccine Tetanus and reduced strength of diphtheria Vaccine MMR (Mumps, measles and Rubella * Optional) – Intramuscular, left arm

South Africa SCR: http://www.mediclinic.co.za/

 

 

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