Top 10 Most Important Vaccines for Babies in India

Most of the disease like Hepatitis B, Tetanus, Tuberculosis and many more are curable nowadays and the rate of patient suffering from these diseases has seen a great decrease that marks a great achievement for India. The credit for the success goes to the vaccines offered and provided by Government of India during the infant phase of body. As per the doctor’s theory infant period is the most suitable phase of life that helps to develop immune system strongly, babies with all major vaccines provided at right time are less prone to disease mentioned above. There are several vaccines that needs more than one doses to ensure the prevention of mentioned viruses and bugs, government offers different awareness programs and special series of vaccination drive for the economical weaker section.

It will be great to note down that India labeled itself just one year back polio free nation, now government of India is working to prevent other dangerous life taking disease with accurate vaccination during infant phase. In the article we will discuss all major vaccines that needs your attention as parents and you must acquire your child with these vaccines for disease free life.

10. Hepatitis A Vaccine

Hepatitis ages ago infected most of the adults, thanks to the vaccination process as the rate of infants infected with the disease has seen a great decrease. Hepatitis A is recommended to the child or infant between the age 12 to 23 months prior to birth, there are no symptoms for the infant suffering with Hepatitis A that’s why the disease becomes dangerous. Later as adult, Hepatitis leads problem with liver that extends to damage the livers.

9. Varicella (Chicken Pox)

The disease is rated as one of the most dangerous skin disease that makes you suffer extreme pain and in certain stages leads to death. The viral illness causes fever, sour throat, itches rashes and fluid filled blisters, the vaccine is need to be provided between 12 to 18 months of age for better results. The VZV vaccine is not needed to be given if child is infected before offering vaccine as it attacks human body once.

8. Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR)

One of the most infected and widely spread MMR disease is transmitted with airborne droplets that are released during coughing and sneezing. Number of patient complaining about the disease has seen a great decline since its vaccination is available under Government of India initiative. There are two dose provided to the patient, one at age 12 to 15 months and the other at the time of school enrolling 4 to 6 years of age.

7. Influenza

Influenza or more commonly known as the flu is considered as highly contagious viral infection that becomes stronger during winter days. Children under medical supervision are most likable prey for the disease, the worldwide virus is top vaccination offered at global level. The vaccination for influenza is recommended for all the persons with more than 6 months of age. There are two dosage option available, one with the injection and the other with nasal spray.

6. Rotavirus

Rotavirus is one of the leading causes that leads problems like diarrhea in children, the child in between age three months to 2 years of age suffers from the problem. The disease is infected to person to person with airborne droplets, contact with the contaminated toys or containers. WHO recommends the vaccination for the Rotavirus as 90% of the problems in infant is caused with the virus.

5. Tetanus

Tetanus is one of the most dangerous disease caused with the virus that attacks the nervous control of the body directly, the soil born infection needs attention as it is caused by bacterial toxin. Tetanus vaccine is diagnosed between 6months to 2 years of age, the vaccination process is also recommended immediately after accident, the vaccine at the time of accident is called as the booster against Tetanus. One of the most common symptoms of the disease is the lock jaw or stiffness in the jaw muscles.

4. Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis is the bacterial disease that affects lungs of the affected person, it is communicable disease that spreads from person to person when a normal body comes in contact with the infected person and he/she sneezes or coughs. People suffering from the disease complain coughing, sputum or blood in the cough, chest pain, weakness and weight loss. Your baby can be cured against the disease with BCG vaccine.

3. Mumps

Mumps is another viral infection that needs to be cured at the early stage during the infant phase, the viral illness causes swelling around the cheeks and the neck region. There are different major diseases that can affect you with Mumps as deafness, encephalitis and infertility in boys.

2. Hepatitis B

The disease linked to the liver once was the most common disease in India, at present it is losing its root in India as certain vaccines against disease is available in abundant amount in India. Symptoms of disease doesn’t appear up to 6 months that’s why it is dangerous, at the time of birth the vaccination is provided, Hepatitis B vaccination needs three dosage.

1. Polio


One of the most harmful disease is now story to tell in India as India announced itself as Polio free nation but that doesn’t mean vaccination is not required. Polio virus attacks the brain and spinal cord of the infected person that leads paralysis. The two dosage options are available as oral polio drops or injectable polio vaccine.

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