When are BCG and DPT administered to child?

What age will you give BCG to a child?

When is the best time for my child to have the BCG vaccine? It is best for your child to have the vaccine within a few days of being born and up to six months old, but they can be vaccinated any time up to five years of age.

Can BCG and DPT given together?

Yes, all the due vaccines can be given during the same session but at different injection sites using separate AD syringes. It is safe and effective to give BCG, DPT, Hepatitis B, OPV and Measles vaccines and Vitamin A at the same time to a 9 months old child who has never been vaccinated.

At what age is DPT vaccine given?

DTP should not be given to anyone of age 7 years and above because Pertussis vaccine is only licensed for children under 7 years but if older children, adolescents and adults still need a protection from Tetanus and Diphtheria, a booster dose of DT is recommended at 11-12 years of age and then every 10 years.

For which disease BCG and DPT vaccinations are given?


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1 Bacillus Calmette Guerin (BCG) Tuberculosis (क्षयरोग)
2 DPT-HepB-HiB Diphtheria (भ्यागुते रोग)
Pertussis (लहरे खोकी)
Tetanus (धनुषटंकार)

Is BCG given at birth?

In most tuberculosis (TB) endemic countries, bacillus Calmette Guérin (BCG) is usually given around birth to prevent severe TB in infants. The neonatal immune system is immature.

What happens if BCG is given twice?

There is no proven benefit of repeated BCG vaccination against TB. This also applies to revaccination of BCG-vaccinated individuals who remain negative by subsequent tuberculin testing. In the absence of a scar in children in high-burden countries, BCG vaccination is indicated.

Can DPT and MMR be given together?

Thus, DTP, Hib, IPV, hepatitis B, pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, MMR, varicella, and rotavirus vaccines can be administered simultaneously.

How many doses of OPV should be given?

The WHO expanded programme of immunization (EPI) recommends a 4 dose schedule at birth, 6, 10 and 14 weeks. Depending on the hygiene settings, more than 4 doses of OPV are needed to protect children for life. What is the oral polio vaccine (OPV)? OPV is the WHO-recommended vaccine for the global eradication of polio.

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.

How long does DPT vaccine last?

Studies estimate that diphtheria toxoid-containing vaccines protect nearly all people (95 in 100) for approximately 10 years. Protection decreases over time, so adults need to get a Td or Tdap booster shot every 10 years to stay protected.

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