Baby and vaccination: All vaccinations required for your baby
Parents want to do everything they can to make sure their children are healthy and protected from preventable diseases. Vaccination is the best way to do it. Here are all vaccines for children under 2 years old.
I) At birth
1. Oral polio vaccine: protects against polio.
- 2. BCG vaccines: protects against tuberculosis.
II) At 6 weeks:
- Second dose of oral polio vaccine.
- Pentaxim vaccine: Protects against 5 diseases; Diptheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Hepatitis B Infection and Haemophilus Influenza B Infection
- Rotavirus vaccine: prevents diarrhea caused by rotavirus
- Pneumo 13 vaccine: prevents pneumococcal infections
III) At 10 weeks:
- Third dose of oral polio vaccine
- Second dose of pentaxim vaccine
- Second dose of rotavirus vaccine
- Second dose of pneumo vaccine 13
IV) At 14 weeks:
- Fourth dose of oral polio vaccine
- Third dose of pentaxim vaccine
- Third dose of Pneumo 13 vaccine
- Injectable Polio Vaccine
V) At 6 months:
1. Vitamin A supplement
VI) At 9 months:
- Measles Vaccine: Protects the baby against measles
- Yellow fever vaccine: protects the baby against yellow fever
Note: All vaccines before the age of 1 year are free. The other vaccines below are paid.
VII) At 1 year:
- Hepatitis A vaccine: protects against hepatitis A
- Influenza vaccine: prevents the flu
- MMR vaccination: protects against measles, mumps and German measles (Rubeolle)
Note: it can be given at any time between 12 months and 15 months
VIII) At 18 months:
- Booster dose of pentaxim vaccine:
Note: This vaccine is repeated every 5 to 6 years
IX) At 2 years
- Meningo AC vaccine: protects against meningitis
- Pneumo 23 vaccine: protects against pneumococcal infections
- Typhim Vi: protects against typhoid fever
Note: the above 3 vaccines are repeated every 3 years.