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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 advisable to plan for pregnancy after having MMR vaccine 25 days back?

Query: Hello doctor, I got an MMR vaccine 25 days back, because rubella IgG was reactive, and IgM was nonreactive. And for toxoplasmosis IgG reactive and IgM nonreactive, I did a 15 days course of Rovamycine forte. Can I plan a pregnancy now? Or should I take Rovamycine forte for some more days?  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Rubella IgG positive indicates that you have immunity, and not infection, so no need to worry. Also, for toxoplasmosis, IgM is negative, which indicates there is no active infection, and it does not require any treatment. It indicates old infection. So, no need to wor...  Read Full »

Can MMR and varicella vaccines cause autism in my 15-month-old kid?

Query: Hello doctor, My 15-month-old son was vaccinated with measles vaccine at nine months. Now, he will be vaccinated with MMR and varicella on the same day. I am afraid of the adverse side effects of the MMR vaccine. My son is neither premature nor underweight. But after birth, the doctor treated my son...  Read Full »

Dr. Arun Kiran Malhotra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As per current recommendations, MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) and Varicella vaccines can be given to your child at 15 months of age at different sites. There is no association of MMR vaccine with autism. The benefits far outweigh any risks.  Read Full »

Can I delay the birth vaccine for my newborn?

Query: Hello doctor, My baby's birth vaccine has been delayed by one week due to health issues (my baby was born on 15th but the birth vaccine was given on 22nd). So, the next vaccine which was supposed to be given in six weeks has been given on 7th of this month (after two months) but if I see according t...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhaisara Baraturam Bhagrati

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Vaccines are given as the birth age for a full-term normal weight baby. If the baby was premature and hospitalized, then it can be delayed. If it is delayed then one month gap is usually kept between two vaccines for better vaccine uptake. You...  Read Full »

My son is suffering from an H3N2 infection. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 28 years old. He has suffered from fever, cough, runny nose, body aches, and diarrhea. His doctor diagnosed him with an H3N2 infection. How to take care of him? What are the other general measures to be taken to protect other family members from getting this infection? Do we hav...  Read Full »

Dr. Abdul Rasheed

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. As you have mentioned, your son is showing typical symptoms related to H3N2, a type of influenza A. Usually, it lasts up to seven days and sometimes longer. Symptomatic treatment is required. He should get these investigations done, such as c...  Read Full »

What is the schedule of the PCV vaccine and the OPV drops?

Query: Hi doctor,The vaccination for my 2-month-old daughter is scheduled for tomorrow. I am confused about the PCV vaccine. Some immunization cards say PCV2 has to be given in two months, and some say it should be given in three months. My second question is regarding OPV2 drops.Kindly guide me on an appr...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhaisara Baraturam Bhagrati

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. 1. I assume you are asking about the Pneumococcal vaccine ( PCV) schedule. 2. It is recommended at six weeks PCV1 (1.5 months), 10 Weeks PCV2 (2.5 months ), 14 weeks PCV3 (3.5 months), and a booster dose at 15 months (total of four shots). ...  Read Full »

Do my 21-month-old's recent vaccines need to be repeated due to storage at an incorrect temperature?

Query: Hello doctor, I was recently told that my 21-month-old son needed to repeat his three most recent vaccines, including polio, DTAP, and the flu shot. However, the provider informed me that the fridge which held the vaccines was not cold enough, so my son is only considered to have a partial dose. Sho...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Repeating the vaccine may be required in this case because we are not sure if the vaccines that the child has taken were at 100 % efficacy or lesser because of the non-maintenance of the cold chain. The fridge temperature is checked daily, but in some cases, it may s...  Read Full »

My baby and wife got their rabies vaccination recently. Can she breastfeed?

Query: Hello doctor, My baby got vaccinated today with OPV, Penta 2, and IPV, and my wife also got herself a rabies vaccine. Can she breastfeed?  Read Full »

Dr. Bhaisara Baraturam Bhagrati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Yes, it is safe to breastfeed after anti-rabies vaccination. The baby is also vaccinated with Penta so that he might get a fever as an immune response. I suggest giving a tablet Paracetamol 6.80 mg per lb for 24 ho...  Read Full »

Can I delay my newborn's vaccine?

Query: Hello doctor, My baby girl is 5 months old. We did not put some vaccines so far due to lockdown and Coronavirus, apart from birth and sixth-week vaccine remaining are pending. We came to native its in a rural area, unable to follow vaccination. We plan to go back on her sixth month and l will conti...  Read Full »

Dr. Kavya. P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, you need to vaccinate the child. If you worry about Corona, it is not going to disappear anytime soon. You cannot delay the vaccine for an uncertain time. Government hospitals have a fixed day (Wednesday) for vaccination. They have a separate queue. If you pref...  Read Full »

My child is 1-year-old. I need advise 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. Nagasirisha Naredla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 (Hemophilus influenzae type b), polio injection and hepatitis B. 2. By nine ...  Read Full »

Why is there fever after vaccination in a baby?

Query: Hello doctor, My baby is 5 months old. I have given vaccine to her on 18th of this month, since then she was having fever every four hours the other day too. After that she is not drinking breastmilk and Formula too. Now only drinks at night time while sleeping. What should I do?  Read Full »

Dr. Payas Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Usually, vaccines are not related to decreased feeding. Fever might be because of vaccine only but not decreased feeding, it may be a sign of infection. Is the baby dull or lethargic? Is there any recent formula change? What about stools a...  Read Full »

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