Mother and Baby

IMMUNIZATIONS FOR BABIES

Vaccinations are vital to your baby's health and well-being. It is incredibly important to maintain your baby's well-child visits to keep them on schedule with their immunizations, as well as their growth and development. 

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What do these vaccines prevent?

HepB: Hepatitis B, which is a serious liver disease.

DTaP: Diptheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis. Diptheria can cause breathing problems, paralysis, and heart failure. Tetanus causes painful tightening of the muscles and can cause the jaw to lock, making it impossible to open the mouth or swallow. Pertussis, also know as whooping cough, causes coughing spells that seriously affect infants and children.

PVC13: Pneumococcal disease, a disease that can cause serious infections of the lungs, brain, and blood. 

HiB: Haemophilus influenza type b, which is a seriously brain, blood, and throat infection. 

IPV: Polio, a disease that causes severe paralysis. 

RV: Rotavirus, which can cause severe diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and fever. 

Flu: Influenza, a serious lung infection. It is recommended that all children 6 months and older be vaccinated against influenza every year. 

MMR: Measles, mumps and rubella. All three diseases can cause fever, rash, and can lead to serious consequences such as swelling of the brain, birth defects, and seizures. 

HepA: Hepatitis A, which can cause a serious liver disease. 

VAR: Varicella, more commonly known as chickenpox, is very contagious and can have very serious complications.