Discover the world with our lifehacks

Where is pentavalent vaccine given?

Where is pentavalent vaccine given?

In UIP, pentavalent vaccine comes in a liquid form in a vial which contains 10 doses. Each dose is 0.5 ml to be given by intra muscular injection in anterolateral aspect of the mid-thigh using AD syringes. Discard injection waste as per guideline for immunization waste management.

What are the 5-in-1 vaccine for baby?

Why should my child get the 5-in-1 vaccine? Vaccination is the best way to protect your child against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio and Hib disease.

What is Hib vaccine used for?

The Hib vaccine protects children and adults from Hib disease. The DTaP-IPV/Hib vaccine protects babies ages 2 through 18 months from Hib disease, tetanus, diphtheria, whooping cough, and polio.

Is Pentavalent Vaccine Safe?

Paediatricians at government hospitals vouch for the safety of the pentavalent vaccine that is administered to children to prevent diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, Hepatitis B and infections like pneumonia and meningitis.

Is Penta vaccine Safe for Babies?

Pentavalent vaccine is given at 6 wk, 10wk and 14 wk of life. It is safe to be used in infants. Fever and pain at injection site is common side effect that may occur for 2 to 3 days.

Can pentavalent vaccine cause fever?

Side effects. Common (affecting up to 1 in 10 people at each dose): redness, tenderness and/or swelling at the injection site. raised temperature (fever)

Is it OK to delay vaccination for babies?

Children do not receive any known benefits from following schedules that delay vaccines. Infants and young children who follow immunization schedules that spread out or leave out shots are at risk of developing diseases during the time you delay their shots.

When is BCG given?

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.

What are the side effects of Hib vaccine?

Hib/MenC vaccine side effects

  • pain, redness or swelling at the site of the injection.
  • a high temperature.
  • irritability.
  • loss of appetite.
  • sleepiness.

Is the Hib vaccine really necessary?

CDC recommends Hib vaccination for all children younger than 5 years old. Older children and adults usually do not need a Hib vaccine, unless they have certain medical conditions. Talk to your or your child’s doctor if you have questions about Hib vaccines.

What are the side effects of Penta vaccine?

Side effects

  • redness, tenderness and/or swelling at the injection site.
  • raised temperature (fever)
  • irritability.
  • sickness.
  • diarrhoea.
  • loss of appetite.

Which vaccination is good painless or painful?

Answers (3) Whole cell vaccine causes pain but gives better long term protection against pertusis. Acellular painless vaccine protection against pertusis wanes off after few years and needs frequent booster. So if you can manage pain then better go for whole cell vaccine in primary series.