Vaccination protects children from serious illness and complications of vaccine-preventable diseases. Every parent is actually called upon to have their children vaccinated against different diseases. As a medical practitioner do you know what immunizations to give? Take the test below and see if you are ready for the immunization exam.
Selected newborns are to be given the monovalent HBV vaccine.
HBIG may be given on the second week if the mother is later found to be HBsAg(+)
If mother is HBsAg(+), HBV and HBIG must be given within 12 hours after birth
If mother's HBsAg status is unknown, only HBV is given after 12 hours of birth
The HBV series must be completed using only the monovalent variety.
The second dose is given at 1 or 2 months.
After age 6 weeks, only the monovalent type is to be used.
Infants born to HBsAg(+) mothers must be tested one month after birth.
The minimum age for first administration is 6 weeks old.
The maximum age for the final dose is 12 months and 0 days.
If Rotarix is administered at ages 2 and 4 months, a dose at 6 months is indicated.
The maximum age for the first dose is 16 weeks and 6 days
The Diphtheria component is notorious for causing adverse reactions
The final dose in the series is given at 4 to 6 years old
DTaP is used by the DOH as routine public vaccine
The minimum age to start is at birth
The minimum age to start for HiB vaccination is 8 weeks.
Main purpose of HiB immunization is to protect against pneumonia.
Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine is started at age 2 years.
Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine is started at age 4 weeks.
IPV is safer than OPV
IPV is given immediately after birth
Two drops of IPV are given P.O.
Third dose of IPV is given at age 3 years
MMR is started at age 6 months
The minimum starting age for Varicella vaccine is 12 months
Trivalent inactivated flu vaccine is started at age 15 months.
Hepatitis A vaccine is given two doses 12 months apart
Measles
Mumps & Rubella
Varicella
Influenza
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1 dose is given starting age 65 years
3 doses are to be given before age 65 years
Re-vaccination is recommended every 5 years
4 doses are to be given before age 65 years