All you need to know about vaccinations - when, where and what?
The Bacillus Calmette–Guérin vaccine i.e. the BCG vaccine is mainly administered for immunization against tuberculosis. However, in many cases, the BCG vaccine is also used for treating bladder cancer. The first medical use of the BCG vaccine was made in 1921.
Reasons Your Baby Needs The DTaP Vaccine
The DTaP vaccine is a safer vaccine version of the DTP vaccine (now discontinued in many countries due the adverse reactions caused by it). The DTaP vaccine refers to a combination of vaccinations that helps children under the age of 7 become immune against Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis (whooping cough).
What Is The TDaP Vaccine?
Prevention is always better than cure. Why do you have to take risks when you can protect yourself with a proper vaccination (Tdap vaccine)? There are several diseases that need to be administered in advance to protect you from any of these threatening diseases.
All About Chickenpox
Chickenpox is an extremely contagious viral infection that causes painful red spots, itchy rashes and irritating blisters all over the patient’s body. Chickenpox usually infects children more than adults, so much so that before the chickenpox vaccine was introduced in 1990s, cases of children below the age of 12 who had not suffered from chickenpox were rare.
Poliomyelitis is a virus which directly attacks the nervous system of a human body. It causes paralysis (usually both legs) and in very few cases, permanent paralysis occurs. It is transmitted sexually, direct contact with an infected person’s stool, and also through oral/nasal secretion (saliva).
Should Your Baby Get The Hepatitis A Vaccination?
Hepatitis A is an infectious disease of the liver caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). Many cases have few or no symptoms, especially in the young. Hepatitis A virus is found in the stool of a person who has the Hepatitis A virus.
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Blogs on Vaccination
tinystep 31st October 2016 • 3 min read
Birth of a child is an unparalleled moment of joy for couples around the world. However it is undeniable that a baby comes with loads of added responsibilities. From the very minute of a baby’s birth, parents become accountable for its overall health and well-being. Just like an expectant mother took utmost care not to miss any medical appointments, followed medical advice strictly for any prescribed medications and so on, similarly care should be taken not to miss any scheduled vaccines for the baby.
tinystep 27th October 2016 • 3 min read
Parents look out for the best interest of their child. However, due to many misconceptions and rumours (which are generally false) many of us avoid immunization for our babies. There are some diseases, our children can be prone to if we carry on this path and continue ignoring vaccination. MMR vaccine unlike most vaccines is a package deal. In other words, this one vaccine is used to immunize your baby against three different types of, potentially very damaging diseases.
tinystep 25th October 2016 • 2 min read
Typhoid, a rather common occurrence in developing India. It springs up on ingestion of the organism which takes place via the fecal oral route, that is to say, the fecal matter of an infected individual is consumed by an unsuspecting person through contaminated food or water. What happens next is nothing short of frightening. Salmonella typhi or the culprit with regards to the disease, inhabits the small intestine from where it moves onto the liver, spleen and bone marrow. It does so with the help of the red blood cells. It multiplies radically and that's when the victim begins to show symptoms:
tinystep 19th October 2016 • 2 min read
Polio, also goes by the name, Poliomyelitis and is a very infectious viral disease, which targets children under the age of five. The virus is transmitted from one person to another mainly through the faecal-oral route or, less frequently, by a much common vector such as contaminated water or food. The virus resides and multiplies in the intestine from where it can breach the nervous system and cause paralysis.
tinystep 18th October 2016 • 3 min read
The DTap vaccine, a shield against 3 potentially fatal diseases, Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis (Whooping Cough). It is a combination vaccine and a modified one at that. Its predecessor, the DTP vaccine was known to have a very high reaction rate in babies and was hence, removed. DTap has less than a 15% reaction rate and is an ideal vaccine in terms of immunization from the three diseases.
tinystep 18th October 2016 • 3 min read
Questions on Vaccination