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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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 »
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 ... Read Full »
Can I get MMR and flu vaccine on the same day?
Query: Hi doctor, I have a quick question concerning vaccinations. I want to get an MMR vaccine booster shot (I got it when I was a young boy, and again around when I was in college about 30 years ago) and my annual flu vaccine later this week. Can I receive these two vaccines together on the same day? I... Read Full »
Answer: Hi,Thanks for your query.I wanted to know whether you had taken MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine in childhood, and whether you had measles earlier. If not, then it is advisable. Even if you had the measles vaccine in childhood, without having measles, then also it is advisable.Also, whether... 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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 my child suffering from chickenpox get the measles vaccine?
Query: Hello doctor, My baby is 9 months old. His measles vaccine is pending and he got chickenpox just 10 days before. Is it safe to give measles vaccine today? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Chickenpox and measles are similar kind of diseases, categorized as viral infections with a rash. In such a scenario, it is better to give measles vaccine one month after full recovery from chickenpox. It is not a problem to give measles vaccine after a month. Until... Read Full »
My mother has atrial fibrillation and is taking the medicine Pradaxa. Can she have the vaccine?
Query: Hello doctor,My mother has atrial fibrillation, and she has been prescribed Pradaxa. She is 65 years old, and I doubt if she could take the vaccine or not. Kindly help me. She is not taking medicines for any other conditions. Also, kindly tell me is there any cure for atrial fibrillation. What shoul... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am not sure what you meant by the vaccine. If it is a COVID-19 vaccine, it is best to be given since persons with risk factors such as heart disease, immune-compromised states, cardiovascular diseases, and diabetes mellitus are prone to develop serious COVID-19, an... 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 »
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 heart defe... 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. Sh... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
How can I improve my immunity against pneumonia?
Query: Hello doctor, How can I improve my immunity for pneumonia since I already had it five times? Once when I was a kid, thrice in high school and currently at college. Please help. Read Full »
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Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Pneumonia is a lung infection. It is a serious problem if you do not care about it in timely. You get pneumonia due to infection with bacteria, virus or fungus or if your immunity goes down. You said you had pneumonia five times in your lifetime. As you had it with ... Read Full »
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 »
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 »
Which type of vaccination is good, painless or painful?
Query: Hello doctor,My son's tongue comes out while sleeping and most of the time. He is six weeks old. While breastfeeding, he uses his tongue to suck the milk. Is this normal? Please advice. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since the child is just six weeks old, you need not worry. It is normal for the baby to do this. It is just a variation. Do not panic and just relax. Watch your baby grow and change habits as he grows. For further information consult a child health specialist online --... Read Full »