Mar 23, 2021 | Vaccination

DIPTHERIA, PERTUSSIS,TETANUS,HAEMOPHILUS INFLUENZAE,POLIO

AgeNew Born +

OralNo

BoostersNone

Doses

  • This is a regime of five vaccines (sometimes six if hepatitis B is included) given in one vial.
  •  It is given at age two months, three months and four months with booster doses at age 18 months and age 3-5 years.

About

Diptheria causes a thick membrane like covering in the back of the throat. It can lead to breathing problems, paralysis, heart failure and even death.

Tetanus is a serious disease that causes painful tightening of he muscles usually all over the body. It can lead to “locking of the jaw” so the person cannot open their mouth or swallow.

Pertussis (also known as whooping cough) is a highly contagious respiratory tract infection. It can lead to severe coughing (whooping sound). Serious complications affect children under a year.

Haemophilus Influenza (Hib) is a bacterial infection that can cause a number of serious illnesses including meningitis, epiglottitis, sepsis and pneumonia.

Poilo is an infection caused by a virus that can lead to permanent paralysis and death

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