NEWBORN VACCINATION

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September 12, 2019

VACCINATIONS INOCULATED PRIOR TO LEAVING THE HOSPITAL

Hepatitis B1 vaccination:
The first dose of “Hepatitis B vaccine”, which is the first vaccine of the newborn, is given in the hospital immediately after birth.
However, if the baby is born at home, or her vaccination has not been made for whatever reason, then her “hepatitis B vaccine” must be made in her first medical examination after being discharged. Moreover, vaccination may be delayed in premature babies whose birth weights are less than 2000 g.

Vitamin K:
Vitamin K deficiency in babies may show itself with light bleeding at the umbilical cord location within the first two months. Vitamin K is injected intramuscular to the upper leg of newborns following birth in order to overcome this/her possible deficiency. Giving vitamin K orally is not recommended.

VACCINATIONS MADE AT THE END OF THE 1st MONTH

Hepatitis B2 vaccine:
Hepatitis B is a virus that causes serious liver infection. It may cause illness at any age. However, it creates more serious issues in babies and children. It is necessary to vaccinate children, as the hepatitis B infection during childhood causes chronic liver failure at a substantial rate.

Side effects of the vaccine:
Usually no serious issues are encountered following the Hepatitis B vaccine. Slight swelling, rash and sensitivity may be observed where the vaccine was administered. There sometimes may be slight irritation arising from the vaccination. These side effects are very mild and completely disappear within 3 days.

VACCINATIONS MADE AT THE END OF THE 2nd MONTH
BCG – (Tuberculosis) is injected in the left shoulder subcutaneously
KPA 1 – (Pneumococcus) is injected intramuscular in the leg
DaBT – IPA – HIB 1 – (5 in 1 Combo Vaccine) is injected intramuscular in the leg
ROTAVIRUS 1 – the first dose is administered orally.
(5 in 1 COMBO VACCINE): Diphtheria, tetanus, Acellular whoop-cough, Polio (Polio, Hemophilus Influenza type B)
Post-vaccine Care: Fever may be observed in one third of children after the combo vaccine is administered that may last for 2 – 3 days. If any redness or swelling occurs where vaccine was administered to the leg, this/her will disappear on its own within a few days. You may apply cold compress for a period of ten minutes four times a day. If irritation and fever from the vaccine continue more than three days, you should contact your physician.

4th MONTH VACCINES
KPA 2 – (Pneumococcus) is injected intramuscular in the leg
DaBT – IPA – HIB 2 – (5 in 1 Combo Vaccine) is injected intramuscular in the leg
ROTAVIRUS 2 – is given orally

Post-vaccine Care: If DaBT vaccine causes fever and irritation, you may administer the fever reducer prescribed by your physician. Fever usually sets in two to four hours after the injection. The fever may sometimes last for two-three
days.

6th MONTH VACCINES
Hep B_3 (Hepatitis B)
KPA 3 – (Pneumococcus) is injected intramuscular in the leg
DaBT – IPA – HIB 3 – (5 in 1 Combo Vaccine) is injected intramuscular in the leg
OPA 1 – Oral Polio Vaccine

Post-vaccine Care: Even if fever and swelling at the vaccination site have not been encountered before in previous vaccinations, there is more of a chance of side effects appearing in repetitive doses. If excessive fever and irritation were encountered in previous vaccinations, you may administer the fever reducer your physician has prescribed. Besides having fever arising right after the vaccination, it may also appear the next day. If irritation and fever from the vaccine continue more than three days, you should contact your physician.

9th MONTH VACCINES

Meningococcus Vaccine-1 is administered intramuscular in the leg.
The last vaccine added to the vaccine program is the meningococcus vaccine known as the meningitis vaccine.
Meningococcus disease is the most important factor in bacterial meningitis seen between the ages of 2 – 18. Meningitis is an infection of the cerebral cortex covering the brain and spinal cord. It is therefore important to vaccinate against it.

12th MONTH VACCINES
KKK_1 (Measles, Rubella, Mumps Vaccines)
KPA-4 – (Pneumococcus) is injected intramuscular in the leg.
Chickenpox-1 (Varicella) is injected subcutaneously in upper arm.
Meningococcus Vaccine-2 second dose
Post-vaccine Care: Chickenpox vaccine may cause fever and eruptions in the body, although rarely. This/her is nothing to fear.


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