Different Kinds Of Child Immunizations

Child immunization is a very effective method to protect against the spread of illness. Regardless, it's vital not to forget that immunizations don't ensure your child won't be infected with the virus.  There are various kinds of virus mutations which are incessantly changing making it impossible to immunize against every kind of mutation.

Hepatitis is a vaccine that protects your child against the hepatitis A virus (HAV). Hepatitis A is a serious liver disease. HAV is found in stool and is most commonly transmitted via close contact- consuming contaminated food or drinking contaminated water. The hepatitis A vaccine ought to be given if a child is between 12-24 weeks. Every child should receive proper pediatric immunizations.

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The hepatitis B vaccine protects against the hepatitis B virus (HBV).  HBV can cause short term ailments like nausea and nausea and jaundice to chronic diseases like liver failure, cancer of the liver and departure.  HBV is transmitted via blood and body fluids. 

Children need to receive 3 doses of the hepatitis B vaccine; the initial at dawn, the second in two months and the last dose between 6 and 18 weeks. DTap is brief for diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis. These diseases are brought on by bacteria.  Diphtheria is a dangerous and life threatening throat disease. A thick covering is located in the rear of the throat that's capable of causing breathing issues, heart failure and death.

Tetanus is bacteria found in dirt. Tetanus causes the muscle to tighten, sometimes causing lockjaw which divides the chin muscles not allowing the jaw to start.  Pertussis, or whooping cough, is a bacterial disease that leads to deathly coughing bouts. These coughing spells may be so intense that kids may have a tough time eating, drinking or breathing.