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Now that your baby has turned one, you may think he needs fewer vaccines than before. Truth is, twelve months is a very crucial stage in your baby’s life, and you need to take certain shots to ensure that he is in the pink of health.
Check out the list of vaccines your baby needs to take at this age
1. Hepatitis A
Along with maintaining hygiene in everyday life, taking this vaccine is a sureshot way to prevent your darling from contracting Hepatitis A. And don’t forget, the next dose is just three months away, when your baby turns 18 months old.
This vaccine safeguards your child from serious infections like epiglottitis, meningitis, and pneumonia. Previously given at two, four and six months of age, now is when you give her a final booster dose.
The first dose of the MMR vaccine has to be administered between the age of 12-15 months. Short for Measles, Mumps and Rubella, this vaccine protects your little one from these contagious viral diseases. For full protection, take the next shot at 4-6 years of age, right before he joins kindergarten.
PCV shields children under the age of 5 from some of the worst childhood diseases like meningitis and pneumonia. Previously administered at 2 months, 4 months and 6 months, this is the final dose of this vaccine for your little one.
Remember the itchy red spots and scars caused by chickenpox? Well, you can prevent all of that by the Varicella vaccine. Remember to keep her protected by going for the second shot when your child is 4-6 years old.
To prevent contraction of the flu (seasonal, H1N1 and bird flu), an annual Influenza shot is recommended for everyone who is 6 months and older.
Remember, vaccines keep your bundle of joy protected from dangerous and deadly diseases and illnesses. Make sure you consult your paediatrician if your baby experiences any major or minor side-effects.