What is completely immunized child?
According to guidelines developed by the World Health Organization (WHO), children are considered fully immunized when they have received one dose of Bacillus Calmette Guerin (BCG), three doses of DPT, three doses of polio vaccines, and one dose of measles vaccination by the age of 9–12 months [9, 10].
What is a complete immunization?
Full immunization: Defined as immunization of a child with one dose of Bacille Calmette Guerin (BCG), 3 doses of Diphtheria Pertussis and Tetanus (DPT), Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV), Hepatitis B Vaccine and one dose of Measles vaccine within the age of one year.
How can a child be fully immunized?
A child can be defined as fully immunized if they have received a Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccination; three doses of the Diphtheria, Pertussis, and Tetanus (DPT) vaccine; three doses of the polio vaccine; and a measles vaccine, and should be fully immunized within the first year of life.
How many immunizations does a child get?
How many vaccines do children get if the schedule is followed? Currently, 16 vaccines – some requiring multiple doses at specific ages and times – are recommended from birth to 18 years old.
What is the purpose of immunization?
Vaccinations prevent you or your child from getting diseases for which there are often no medical treatments. These illnesses can result in serious complications and even death. A small number of people may be susceptible to diseases, such as those with impaired immune systems.
What are the key components of universal immunization?
The programme now consists of vaccination for 12 diseases- tuberculosis, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), tetanus, poliomyelitis, measles, hepatitis B, diarrhoea, Japanese encephalitis, rubella, pneumonia (haemophilus influenzae type B) and Pneumococcal diseases (pneumococcal pneumonia and meningitis).
How many vaccines can be given at once?
There is no upper limit for the number of vaccines that can be administered during one visit. ACIP and AAP consistently recommend that all needed vaccines be administered during an office visit. Vaccination should not be deferred because multiple vaccines are needed.
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.