What vaccine is Penta?

What vaccine is Penta in English?

This is often called ‘pentavalent vaccine’. This vaccine usually protects against a slightly different set of diseases to the 5-in-1 vaccine used in the UK: diphtheria, whooping cough (pertussis), tetanus, hepatitis B and Hib disease (Haemophilus influenzae type b).

What is Indian Penta vaccine?

Pentavalent vaccine, against five killer diseases–diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, hepatitis B and Hemophilus influenza type B (Hib), has been introduced in almost all GAVI eligible countries by 2011. Government of India introduced the vaccine in two states in pilot phase and has given green signal to six more states.

Is Penta vaccine safe?

Paediatricians at government hospitals vouch for the safety of the pentavalent vaccine that is administered to children to prevent diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, Hepatitis B and infections like pneumonia and meningitis.

What is the cost of Penta vaccine?

MRP: ₹ 395.70

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When is Penta vaccine given?

The first dose is given only after a child is 6 weeks old. The second and third doses are given at 10 and 14 weeks of age respectively, also in the form of pentavalent vaccine.

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Which vaccine is most painful for babies?

Conclusions Pain was reduced when the DPTaP-Hib vaccine was administered before the PCV in infants undergoing routine vaccination. We recommend that the order of vaccine injections be the DPTaP-Hib vaccine followed by the PCV. Vaccine injections are the most common painful iatrogenic procedures performed in childhood.

Where is IPV vaccine injected?

IPV is administered intramuscularly and will be given along with other injectable vaccines.

What age is the pneumonia vaccine given?

CDC recommends pneumococcal vaccination for all children younger than 2 years old and all adults 65 years or older. In certain situations, older children and other adults should also get pneumococcal vaccines. Below is more information about who should and should not get each type of pneumococcal vaccine.

What is the purpose of pentavalent vaccine?

Pentavalent vaccine protects against five major diseases: diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), hepatitis B and Haemophilus influenzae type b (DTP-hepB-Hib).

Who gets chickenpox vaccine?

CDC recommends two doses of chickenpox vaccine for children, adolescents, and adults who have never had chickenpox and were never vaccinated. Children are routinely recommended to receive the first dose at age 12 through 15 months and the second dose at age 4 through 6 years.

What is in the 6 in 1 vaccine?

The 6-in-1 vaccine used in the UK is sometimes referred to as DTaP/Hib/HepB/IPV, which stands for ‘Diphtheria, Tetanus, acellular Pertussis, Hib, Hepatitis B and Inactivated Polio Vaccine‘. The 6-in-1 vaccine includes the acellular pertussis vaccine (the ‘aP’ in ‘DTaP’).