Infants are born with passive immunity inherited from their moms, but have a weak immune system that makes them vulnerable to infections. Vaccines give babies the protection they need from potentially fatal conditions. In India mandatory vaccines for children include:
- Oral polio vaccine
- Hepatitis B
Some voluntary vaccines include the
- Rotavirus to prevent diarrhoea.
- Pneumococcal to prevent against pneumonia and meningitis.
Consult your paediatrician to decide if your child needs these additional vaccines.