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Q&A : 2 Months Old Baby
15 June 2007
I would like to know what vaccination should by baby receive from the day he was born.
Please send me a list of vaccination which is compulsory & optional. Also the time when he has to take.
Your cooperation is highly appreciated.
The required vaccines that your child would have to get are as follows :
[DTP = Diphtheria, Tetanus ('lock jaw'), Pertussis (whooping cough)]
The optional vaccines are as follows :
[Rotavirus vaccine is given orally]
If you or your paediatrician or family physician were to combine the two together to give a comprehensive vaccination schedule, it would look like the following (Blue are optional vaccines, Black are required):
Primary school MMR and DT booster.
You can decide to include the optional vaccines as shown above. If you think it will be hard for you to afford the more expensive pneumococcus and rotavirus vaccines, please do not feel guilty.
I hope we have managed to answer all your questions on vaccination. There are other vaccines that can be given but these (like meningococcus, Japanese encephalitis, etc) are not priority.
Dr Zulkifli Ismail
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