Baby Care Modified on May 21st, 2010

Vaccine Preventable Diseases

DPT Vaccine

Age : This is given when your child is 1 1/2, 2 1/2 and 3 1/2 months old.

Protect From Diseases: Diphtheria, Pertussis and Tetanus.


It is an infectious disease caused by bacteria. It causes sore throat, fever, headache and loss of appetite. It can damage the heart or nervous system. In major cases death can occur.


It starts with common cold but quickly progresses to exhausting cough. During this stage child unable to breath and look anxious. It lasts for 6-8 weeks and leave the child extremely week.


The germs of these dieses are found in the soil. It acts on nervous system. It is a very painful & distressing illness which if not treated promptly can lead to death.
It can start with stiffness in the neck or spasm of the jaw and thin rapidly progresses to lead to breathing. Difficulties and sever painful spasms of the limbs or the back etc.

Polio Vaccine

Age: This is given when your child is 1 1/2, 2 1/2 and 3 1/2 months old. Also pulse polio   dose is given to the child who is under the age of 5 years.

Protect From Disease: Polio


Polio virus attack on the nervous system and can cause permanent muscles paralysis or weakness. When it affects the muscles of the chest, it can kill.

BCG Vaccine

Age: This is given after the birth.

Protect From Disease: Tuberculosis


This affects lungs. It causes cough of long duration, loss of weight and night sweats.

Measles Vaccine

Age: This is given when your child is 9 months old.

Protect From Disease: Measles


It is respiratory tract dieses which begin with fever, cough, running nose & watery eye. The rash of measles is starting on the neck and quickly spreading to the trunk and limbs. The complications occur in a fair percentage of children who feel it. These include chest infectious, fits, brain damage etc.

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