Vaccination

Vaccination is a simple measure taken to protect people from harmful viruses and bacteria, affecting their immune systems. The basic vaccines we use now are the polio vaccine, a vaccine for tetanus, a vaccine for influenza, and chickenpox vaccination. It is given every year for children from 1 to 5 years.

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Is it compulsory for my child to take Menactra vaccine?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 26-months-old. The doctor has advised taking the Menactra vaccine (Sanofi). Though this vaccine is not listed in IAP compulsory immunization schedule, is it necessary to take this? What are its side effects?   Read Full »


Dr. Deepak Patel

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Menactra Vaccine (Meningococcal Vaccine (Group A, C, Y, and W-135)) is given to prevent meningococcal disease. It is not mentioned in the IAP (Indian Academy of Pediatrics) compulsory immunization schedule. But in some places wher...  Read Full »

Can DPT vaccine cause neutropenia?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 15 years. He got his DTaP vaccine two weeks ago and had CBC 20 days later. All came well except neutrophil count, which came back as 800 and total WBC 2500. We are going to repeat the test tomorrow. Can the vaccine be the cause for the neutropenia? And if so, how long will it ...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H. Muddegowda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: I doubt the vaccine could be the cause of neutropenia (neutrophil count less than normal). Though it can take place in some case like Influenza virus vaccine, but with DTP (diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis) have not been...  Read Full »

My child is 1-year-old. I need advice regarding my child vaccination.

Query: Hello doctor, I need advice regarding my child vaccination. I am moving abroad, and the treatments are pending. My kid has completed one year.  Read Full »


Dr. Sirisha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 1. By one year of age, a child should have received birth vaccines like BCG (bacilli Calmette-Guerin), polio drops. Then three monthly shots of DPT (diphtheria, pertussis, and tetanus), Hib (Haemophilus influenzae type b), polio injection and hepatitis B. 2. By nine...  Read Full »

My 5 month old baby missed his polio vaccination. What should I do now?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is five months old. He has not received polio drop vaccinations as I was unaware. What should I do now?  Read Full »


Dr. Amit Modi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Polio vaccination is generally done with the scheduled vaccination. If you have visited your doctor at six weeks, 10 weeks, and 14 weeks of vaccination, he must have vaccinated the child for polio as well. Still, if you feel it has not been done, visit a Paediatrician f...  Read Full »

Are any vaccines available for thyroid?

Query: Hello doctor, Is there any vaccine available for the thyroid problems? Please let me know the precautions to avoid that.  Read Full »


Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern.First of all, I would like to tell you that thyroid disorders are primarily autoimmune disorders generated by the human body. There is no vaccine available for it. Vaccines work only for infections and not for thyroid disorders. Secondly, it can e...  Read Full »

Are malaria and typhoid vaccines safe for a 9 month old baby?

Query: Dear Doctor, Is it safe for a 9 month baby to travel to the Dominican Republic? Also, is it safe for a 8-9 month old to take vaccines for malaria and typhoid?  Read Full »


Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is safe to travel to Dominican Republic, but you need to care abut many issues. While traveling there are many issues related to health of your baby, example: he can get infection like malaria, typhoid, hepatitis A & E and varicella. So if you use prophylactic m...  Read Full »

How are the newer painless vaccines different from the conventional vaccines?

Query: Hello doctor,What is the difference between conventional vaccines and the newer painless vaccines? Which one do you recommend?  Read Full »


Dr. Ganeshkumar Suresh Satpute

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In recent times, painless vaccines have become popular as they do not cause local pain at the injection site after the vaccination. In comparison, the traditional type of vaccine may give rise to a local swelling and pain for nearly 48 hours. However, recent reports su...  Read Full »

Does maternal vaccine cause aortic stenosis in baby?

Query: Dear doctor, I was two months pregnant when I got vaccines to complete my citizenship status (immigration). My son was born with aortic stenosis. Is this because of the vaccine?  Read Full »


Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Could you provide more information: What vaccines have you received? What was the content of the vaccine? Did you suffer from any infection during your pregnancy? Did you have any disease during pregnancy and receive any medication for that? Any family history of...  Read Full »

Should I take the vaccine for one and a half years back dog bite?

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18 year old male. Three years ago, a dog slightly bit my hand. The dog died 1.5 years after he bit me. It has been three years now, but I am worried as I heard that rabies appears after years. I did not take any medicine then. I ignored it because it was a pet dog. If I take anti...  Read Full »


Dr. Ehsan Samarbafzadeh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your worry with this situation as rabies is considered dangerous. The good news is that the dog that bit you probably did not have rabies as the progression of this disease is fast in dogs. If a rabid dog bites you, it will die in weeks. As you mentioned t...  Read Full »

Why does my 10-week-old baby refuse her feed after vaccination?

Query: Hi doctor, My baby is 10 weeks old, and I had her vaccinated yesterday (Pentaxim and Hepatitis B). Since the vaccination, she is refusing to breastfeed. She takes a suck and starts crying. Even when I pump and give her milk, she drinks hardly 15 ml and falls asleep. Is it normal? What can I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Preeti Puranik

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Pentaxim is Diphtheria vaccine, which causes comparatively less pain and fever. But the same can cause pain and discomfort in few babies. Maybe your baby is having pain and discomfort due to which she is refusing to breastfeed. Sometimes, rotavirus vaccine can also cause ...  Read Full »

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