Vaccines Every Baby Should Have

Introduction:Every healthy infant and toddler should get these vaccinations. These are highly recommended to keep your baby safe.

  • 01

    Chickenpox Vaccine

    Chickenpox is very common disease for children. Chicken pox is a rash that becomes vey itchy, you may develop fevers, and become tired. Chickenpox is usually a mild disease but can become a serious disease for both infants and adults.

    Chickenpox spreads from one person to another through the air and through open seeping blisters. Chickenpox can leave scars if scratched. If a person has had chickenpox, they can end up getting shingles as an adult with does become very painful for adults.

    If children are vaccinated for chickenpox, it will prevent them from getting chickenpox.

    There are two doses that every child should have if they haven't had chickenpox. The first dose should be given at 12-15 months of age. The second dose should be given given at 4-6 years old but can be given earlier if you choose.

  • 02

    MMR Vaccine

    MMR Vaccine is an abbreviation for Measles, Mumps, and Rubella. Measles, mumps, and rubella can be a very serious disease. Every child should be vaccinated against getting measles, mumps, and rubella.

    Measles, mumps, and rubella is spread from person to person through the air. These diseases can cause rashes, coughs, as well as other cold symptoms, fevers, headaches, arthritis, pneumonia, ear infections and more.

    Most people do not get measles, mumps, or rubella if they have been vaccinated. There are two doses of MMR vaccines that should be given at 12-15 months and then again at 4-6 years old.

  • 03

    Hepatitis Vaccine

    Hepatitis is a liver disease. Hepatitis is spread from one person to another by sharing the same food or glass as well as close contract with people who have Hepatitis. Hepatitis can cause flue symptoms, stomach pains, and diarrhea.

    The Hepatitis vaccine should be give to children when they are 12-23 months old.

  • 04

    Hib Vaccine

    Hib is also known as Haemophilus Influenza. This disease is a very serious disease that is caused by a bacteria. Kids that are under 5 years old are usually affected with Hib more. Hib disease is spread from person to person. Hib can cause brain damage and deafness as well as pneumonia, difficult to breath, and possibly death.

    The vaccinations are given to children at 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, and 12-15 months old.

  • 05

    Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine

    Pneumococcal disease causes infections, pneumonia, and meningitis. Kids that are under 2 years old are usually more at risk for a serious infection than older kids would be.

    Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine also known at PCV should be given to infants and children who are younger than 2 years old. There are 4 doses that are given to kids. The vaccines should be given at 2 month, 4 months, 6 months, and then at 12 months of age. Children who have not received these vaccines at this age can still get the vaccines at 2-5 years old.




Final Thoughts

These vaccines are all important vaccines for all healthy infants and toddlers.

These diseases can be serious diseases if not vaccinated against them. Please talk to your doctor about these vaccines and ask him or her about the pros and cons for getting them.


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