When should I have my baby vaccinated?

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Having your baby vaccinated is one of the most important things you can do as a parent. These immunizations will help protect your baby from serious and even fatal diseases.

Your doctor is the best source of information on when you should have your baby vaccinated but here is an immunization schedule that is usually being used by most:

Birth

• Hepatitis B vaccine (HBV) – It is recommended to give the first dose at birth, however it can be given at any age for those who were not previously immunized.

1–2 months

Hep B: Second dose should be given within 1 to 2 months after the first dose.

2 months

DTaP: Diphtheria, tetanus, and acellular pertussis vaccine
• Hib: Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine
• IPV: Inactivated poliovirus vaccine
PCV: Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine
• Rota: Rotavirus vaccine

4 months

• DTaP
• Hib
• IPV
• PCV
• Rota

6 months

• DTaP
• Hib
• PCV
• Rota

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