When can you say that your child is FULLY IMMUNIZED?
When can we really say that our child is FULLY IMMUNIZED? Well, according to the Department of Health, your baby must received all the mandatory vaccines from the time that they were born up until they turned 1 year old. In this way, its highly likely that they’re protected from serious and sometimes fatal diseases or illnesses brought by outbreaks. Here’s the list of all recommended vaccines as per mandated by the Department of Health: 1. Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) - It is best for your child to have the vaccine at birth. 2. Hepatitis B vaccine - Protects against hepatitis B (infection of the liver). It is best for your child to have the vaccine at birth. 3. Pentavalent vaccine ((DPT) Diphtheria, Pertussis,Tetanus, Hepatitis B, Haemophilus Influenza Type b- should get one dose at each of these ages: 6 weeks, 10 weeks and 14 weeks. 4. Polio vaccine three doses - should get one dose at each of these ages: 6 weeks, 10 weeks and 14 weeks. 5. Inactive Polio Vaccine - given at 14 weeks 6. Pneumococcal Vaccine (PCV) - should get one dose at each of these ages: 6 weeks, 10 weeks and 14 weeks. 7. Measles Mumps and Rubella vaccine (MMR) - should get two doses of MMR vaccine, starting with the first dose 9 months and second dose at 12 months of age. In conclusion, these are the preventable diseases once your child received the required doses of the vaccines for the first year of life. Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (whooping cough), Poliomyelitis (polio), Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Haemophilus influenzae type b infections, Hepatitis B, Influenza, Pneumococcal infections and Meningitis #BuildingABakuNation #TeamBakuNanay #theasianparentph #viparentsph