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Child Health & Problems

Information about common eye problems, including tips on home management, self care, and when to contact a doctor, for common opthalmologic problems. While the information is relevant to everyone, special stress will be given to issues that are common in India.

Common Problems & Diseases

Hepatitis A - the common Jaundice
Masturbation in preschool children
Bedwetting: Debunking Myths and simplifying treatment
Fever in Infants

Vaccinations

Tips to get your child vaccinated painlessly
How do vaccines work?
Why Are Vaccines Important?
Reducing pain from vaccination - A pediatrician's perspective

IAP Immunisation Time Table
Recommendations of the IAP Committee on Immunisation

 Age  Vaccines  Note
 Birth BCG
OPV zero
Hepatitis B -1
 6 weeks OPV-1 + IPV-1 / OPV -1
DTPw-1 / DTPa -1
Hepatitis B -2
Hib -1
OPV alone if IPV cannot be given
 10 weeks OPV-2 + IPV-2 / OPV-2
DTPw-2 / DTPa -2
Hib -2
OPV alone if IPV cannot be given
 14 weeks OPV-3 + IPV-3 / OPV -3  DTPw-3 / DTPa -3  Hepatitis B -3  Hib -3 OPV alone if IPV cannot be given
Third dose of Hepatitis B can be given at 6 months of age
 9 months Measles
 15-18 months OPV-4 + IPV-B1 / OPV -4
DTPw booster -1 or DTPa booster -1 Hib booster
MMR -1
OPV alone if IPV cannot be given
 2 years Typhoid Revaccination every 3-4 years
 5 years OPV -5
DTPw booster -2 or DTPa booster -2 MMR -2
The second dose of MMR vaccine can be given at any time 8 weeks after the first dose
10 years Tdap
HPV
Only girls, three doses at 0, 1-2 and 6 months
Vaccines that can be given after discussion with parents
 More than 6 weeks Pneumococcal conjugate 3 primary doses at 6, 10, and 14 weeks, followed by a booster at 15-18 months
 More than 6 weeks Rotaviral vaccines (2/3 doses (depending on brand) at 4-8 weeks interval
 After 15 months Varicella Age less than 13 years: one dose Age more than 13 years: 2 doses at 4-8 weeks interval
 After 18 months Hepatitis A 2 doses at 6-12 months interval

Please note:
1. All these vaccines are available at Charak Clinics; for pricing & further information please contact us
2. Typhoid Booster is needed every 3 years
3. PULSE POLIO doses are in addition to this schedule
4. Vaccines CAN be given in mild colds, cough, diarrhoea and fever
5. Vaccines may not provide 100% protection against diseases
6. Vaccines may have side effects
7. The latest comprehensive IAP (Indian Academy of Pediatrics) vaccination guidelines for Indian children can be seen here