Parents are quite concerned about their child starting from their birth till the time they grow up. Even when they are admitted to school, pollution and adulteration food from the classmates can give rise to several diseases. Thus, it is important for each parent to concentrate of their vaccination from the time of their birth. Children within 4 to 6 years of age get the vaccination for polio, DTaP, chicken pox and MMR. These dosages are really essential to keep the immune system of your child strong enough so that they can fight with the bacteria as well as viruses.
With the arrival of new born, parents must be caring about everything about them. Apart from healthy food and comfort, there is another important element to be considered. Yes, the vaccination for immunization and restricting various diseases to come in the life of the baby is important factor. You need to have a chart from a pediatrician about which type of vaccination should be given to your baby at which age of his life. This article will speak about such vaccination schedule. The dosage of vaccination can vary from one country to another.
Time to prepare for vaccination
You must prepare yourself as well as your child to get vaccination. If your child has grown up to 3 to 6 years of age, you might have brought him or her to the stage where your child has already availed many vaccinations. Yet, you cannot see your child in pain. You don’t want your child to have a negative consequence. Thus, it will be important for you to destine the appropriate vaccination when your child is concerned. You must consult with your child specialists before availing the vaccination. Since your child will follow your step foot, it is important for you to guide and convince your child so that he is not at all frightened to avail the vaccination. You need to make your child ready for vaccination.
There are several questions that can be asked before getting vaccine. If the doctor or a clinician prescribes the vaccination for your child, you need to be very specific about the purpose. Get full details about the vaccination and its schedule. You can ask question to the staff members who would come to provide the vaccination. You can also bring the immunization record of your child with you when you are going for the vaccination schedule. Even the office staff will provide you with the list of vaccination schedule when you visit the place for vaccination. You must read it properly and get idea about the vaccination dates.
How to prepare your baby for vaccination
Children are really afraid when they hear about vaccination. In order get them prepared you need to divert their mind completely. The preparation procedure may differ from one person to another. Some of the procedure of preparing the baby is:
- Bring his or her favorite toy and engage him with the same during the procedure of vaccination
- You may simply tell the truth to your baby at the first instance. Let him know that he will get little bit of pain at the first phase.
- You can also engage your child in a conversation when the process of vaccination is taking place
- If your child likes reading story book, hand him over a story book when the vaccination schedule is taking place
- You may also provide a reassurance to your child and ask if to cry when it hurts. But, the pain will easily be over in sometime
- The alcohol pad can also be rub over the arm where the vaccination has taken place. This will provide relief from pain
Chart on Vaccination and time
Not all children with same age group will be asked to get various vaccinations. There is a special chart for the vaccination schedule which is based on children with different age group. When a child shall get the first vaccination and at what time is also specifically mentioned in the vaccination chart. You can get this vaccination chart from variety of sources. The child specialist to who you are showing your child can provide you with the vaccination chart with the perfect age group as well as time and period of vaccination.
After getting the chart in your hand, it will be important for you to keep a track on the dates. Since, we have become really busy these days and have hardly much time to look at our events, it will be best to paste the schedule in the wall of your bedroom or dining room where you will definitely slip your eyes. This will be the most effective way to remember the dates of vaccination schedule.
What vaccination is needed at what age for children?
At the time of the birth, this vaccination must be pushed into your baby’s body. You need not worry about it as the nursing home or the hospital authority will do it by them. This is the very first dose of vaccination provided to the new born baby in the health care centre. The second dose of this vaccination must be provided within 2 nd to 3 rd month. And the 3 rd dose must be within 9 th to 12 th month.
Rotavirus 2 (RV)
It is again an important vaccination mentioned within the chart. The first dose of this vaccination must be provided to the baby during the second month of his age. The second dose should be injected during the 4 th month. Generally 2 dosages are enough for this disease. But it has become mandatory for each child after birth. You should also make sure your child gets its in time.
Diphtheria, acellular pertussis and tetanus
All these three vaccination are really important for every baby after couple of months after their birth. The first dosage of this injection must be put on the child during the second month of the child’s birth. Thereafter, he would be given rest for two months. During the 4 th month, the second dose is injected on the child. Then again the 3 rd dose is placed during the 6 th month. The last but not the least dose should be placed during the 15 th month of the baby. If this sequence is maintained, the baby will be far away from all such diseases.