Vaccination is the best protection you can give your child. Figuring out what shots your child needs and when to get them is overwhelming for any parent. When your child becomes a patient at Shree Umiya Children Hospital, they will receive a personalized vaccination schedule. We make sure your child is up to date on any injections they need. Whether you are a new or an old patient.
What is immunization and how does it work?
Immunization is a way of protecting the human body against infectious diseases through vaccination. Immunisation prepares our bodies to fight against diseases in case we come into contact with them in the future.
Babies are born with some natural immunity which they get from their mother and through breastfeeding. This gradually wears off as the baby’s own immune system starts to develop. Having your child immunized gives extra protection against illnesses.
What are vaccines? And How Do they work?
Vaccines are products that are usually given in childhood to protect against serious, often deadly diseases. By stimulating your body’s natural defenses, they prepare your body to fight the disease faster and more effectively.
Vaccines help your immune system fight infections more efficiently by sparking your immune response to specific diseases. Then, if the virus or bacteria ever invades your body in the future, your immune system will already know how to fight it.
The measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine is recommended for all children as it protects them against three of the most severe illnesses. This is a two-part vaccination and must be given to children before they enter school.
Rotavirus vaccine is administered by putting drops in the child’s mouth. Babies should get 2 or 3 doses of rotavirus vaccine, depending on the brand of vaccine used.
- The first dose must be administered before 15 weeks of age.
- The last dose must be administered by 8 months of age.