Immunizations at Every Age: What You Need to Know
New parents quickly find out that vaccinations are a common occurrence in children if you choose to vaccinate. Starting in infancy, children will be given immunization shots to protect them from harmful diseases. Such diseases can be serious leading to the need for hospitalization or result in death. Immunizations are given at varying stages and are required during different school years. Below is a short guide on what you need to know based on your child’s age.
Before your baby is released from the hospital, they may be given the first of three doses of a vaccine that is used to protect them from Hepatitis B.
Your baby will receive even more shots from at 2 months old. These shots include the second dose of Hepatitis B, tetanus and whooping cough, polio and more. These immunizations are provided to help your baby develop an immunity to such diseases
Additional shots are given at 4 months of age including Pneumococcal, Rotavirus, Diphtheria, whooping cough and possible others.
6 Months to 11 Months
You will continue to take your baby to the doctor at 6 months and then 7 to 11 months to continue with immunization shots. Your doctor will alert you to when your baby needs to make an appointment for their next immunizations.
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