Baby’s Immunization Before One Year Old

Immunization program differs in the availability, here in the Philippines, our Government offers free immunization of selected vaccines for infants. I went to the Health Center of our Barangay for Free Immunization if the vaccine is available rather than going to private doctor, it is quite expensive. Now, here's  the list of  a Baby’s Vaccination:

  • BCG (at birth) - It was given right after birth. Usually, it was given in the hospital. 
  • Hepatitis B – This  vaccine is divided into three schedules.  My baby girl was first vaccinated in the hospital within that day she was born. I availed the second and third in the health center, and was given on her 6th and 13th week respectively.
  • DPT (Diphtheria-Pertussis-Tetanus) - Three shots were given in three different schedules: 6 weeks, 10 weeks, and 14 weeks after birth.
  • OPV (Oral Polio Vaccine) - Three shots were given on the same week old interval of DPT.
  • Measles - This will be given when your baby is 9 months old.  
 Catch Up Immunization
  • HIB - This is not yet available in our health center in mid 2012, so I took my baby to the private doctor to have her vaccinated.  She was given this shot after her 1 year of age.  The recommended vaccine schedule is supposedly,  a baby is less than 1 year old.

baby immunizations
You will receive this card the first time you visit health center in your barangay.

For other vaccines, I was advised to go to private doctor. You can also check out the complete immunization chart here

Immunization Side Effects 
My baby experienced fever after her DPT shots but not with other vaccines.(please see DPT side effects)

I gave her paracetamol drops for infant, and her fever subsided after one day. Here's the side effects
of the different vaccines.(click here)

Disclaimer: The information shared on this site is based on my personal experience. Health condition and nutritional needs of a baby differs from other babies, therefore, it should not be considered  medical advice. Always consult your baby's pediatrician before taking action after reading this blog.

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