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By giving your child the injections at the clinic you will protect him against many serious diseases which can cause serious complications that can potentially result in death. There are 10 serious diseases that are preventable by childhood immunisation.

By exposing your child's body to a small amount of a specific infection through immunisation, the immune system responds by building antibodies that will protect her body against future infection. This will prevent possible sickness and death.

Here is when your baby should have her injections:

AGE

Vaccine needed

How/where given

At Birth

OPV(0) Oral Polio Vaccine
BCG Bacillus Calmette Guerin

Drops by mouth
Right arm

6 weeks

OPV(1) Oral Polio Vaccine
RV (1) Rotavirus Vaccine
DTaP-IPV//HIB(1)
Hep B(1) Hepatitis B Vaccine
PCV(1) Pneumococcal Conjugated Vaccine

Drops by mouth
Liquid by mouth
Left thigh
Right thigh
Right thigh

10 weeks

DtaP-IPV//HIB(2)
Hep B(2) Hepatitis B Vaccine

Left thigh
Right thigh

14 weeks

RV (2) Rotavirus Vaccine
DtaP-IPV//HIB(3)
Hep B(3) Hepatitis B Vaccine
PCV(2) Pneumococcal Conjugated Vaccine

Liquid by mouth
Left thigh
Right thigh
Right thigh

9 months

Measles Vaccine(1)
PCV(3) Pneumococcal Conjugated Vaccine

Left thigh
Right thigh

18 months

DtaP-IPV//HIB(4)
Measles Vaccine (2)

Left arm
Right arm

6 years

Td vaccine Tetanus & reduced amount of diphtheria vaccine

Left arm

12 years

Td vaccine Tetanus & reduced amount of diphtheria vaccine

Left arm

 


It is important that you take your baby to the clinic at these ages for all her injections and follow-up injections or she will not be covered against these illnesses. It is upsetting to see your baby cry, but it will be over quickly and it is best for her health. Try breastfeeding while the injections are being given to comfort your baby.

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