Immunization Scheduler And Chart

Immunization Scheduler And Chart

Protect your child through vaccination!

Your child’s growth should not be hindered by health problems. Therefore, it is important to get your kid vaccinated during their childhood for different life-altering diseases such as polio, hepatitis, measles and more.

For getting the child immunized at the right time, you need to maintain a schedule, and an immunization chart helps you in this regard.

MomJunction has come up with an easy-to-use Immunization Scheduler, which you can personalize. The best thing you can also download a printable version of the immunization schedule.

Enter your child’s birth date, and you will receive a personalized child immunization schedule from birth until they reach 12 years.

Your Child’s Date of Birth:
Your Country:
Your Child’s Name (Optional)

The immunization scheduler and chart is based on the recommendations of World Health Organization (WHO), which monitors vaccination schedules across the world.

Child’s immunization chart will include the following vaccines –

Type of vaccine No of shots (dosages)
Hepatitis B 3
DTaP 6
Hib 3 – 4 (depends on the brand)
IPV (Polio) 4
Rotavirus 2 – 3 (depends on the brand)
PCV13 (Pneumococcal) 4
MMR (Measles, mumps, rubella) 2
Influenza 2 in first year then 1 (yearly)
Hepatitis A 2 or 1 depending on the brand
Varicella (chicken pox) 2
HPV 2 – 3
Meningococcal 2

Some vaccines are optional but some are mandatory. But, as parents you might want to know if vaccines are good for your baby.

Are Vaccines Safe Or Can They Be Dangerous?

Vaccines are usually safe as the benefits far outweigh the risks. Most babies do not have any significant problems, but some may develop specific side effects to some vaccines. Side effects are minor and usually disappear within a couple of days (2).

Let us have a look at the common side effects which some of the vaccines cause:

  1. 1. For DTaP/DTwP, IPV, PCV, Hib vaccines, your child may get mild fever, redness or swelling at the injection site, diarrhea, or vomiting. They might appear within 24 hours of vaccination.
  2. 2. MMR vaccine causes mild side effects after six to ten days of vaccination. Occasionally, a child might have a slight fever, aversion to food and measles-like rashes. Do not panic if your baby has a rash as it is just a reaction as the body starts to build immunity against the MMR virus.
  3. 3. All vaccinations can cause a fever, and in some cases, young children might develop seizures or convulsions with high temperature. In this case, consult your doctor. This is most common with the DPT vaccine. Your doctor may want to change the vaccine to DTaP on your next visit.
  4. 4. Though rare, there is also a chance of your child developing a severe allergic reaction known as anaphylaxis. In this case, your child will contract allergy symptoms, such as rash, swollen lips or face, breathing issues and vomiting, within ten minutes of vaccination. Don't worry, usually the vaccination centers are well equipped with epinephrine injections to deal with these emergencies.

Mild side effects are alright, and disappear in a few days. But if you see your child suffering too much, do not ever hesitate to talk to a doctor.