Immediate period of life-birth of a baby is as important as before birth of the baby.
The following list of vaccines details the type and route of administration of the vaccines that you may require to prevent most fatal and disabling illness in childhood as well as in early adulthood. The starred ones are available on the national immunization programme. The others are important but they are optional. However, you are nevertheless highly advised to get these vaccines.
Babies do need care from conception and the care should continue especially in the immediate period of birth and after.
The general advice should be to keep the baby secure from infection, maintain good body temperature, and give balanced and appropriate meals. Give tender love and care. Refrain from giving substances whose contents are unknown or likely to be harmful to the baby. Common illnesses such as malaria, cold or sign of diarrhoea and vomiting should be reported to your healthcare service as soon as possible. Delays may be dangerous. Fever whatever the cause, should be dealt with promptly. More practical guidance about how to care for newborn should be obtained from your local midwife, children nurses (paediatric nurses) and doctors. It’s also important to start developing the brain and mental state of the baby by talking to and holding conversation (from earliest period) with the baby as he or she grows. Play with the baby, teach and nurture him or her at every opportunity. To the baby, cause no harm either by neglect or via action.
THE HOSPITAL (Strategic Insight Healthcare) Immunization Schedule: The Preventable Diseases Your Child Should Be Immunized Against+
* May be varied, made compulsory or formulated differently in different regions and countries
In some cases, we have used branded name where we are of the view that it most properly conveys our information. We do not endorse nor market for nor recommend a specific brand for vaccination.
+The table of vaccinations above may not be applicable to every child/adult or be applicable in every situation. Your doctor/clinicians should advise you the reader appropriately.