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Childcare Immunization

Xpand Team-
7:14 PM

(10 mins read)

Nurturing the delicate journey of our growing children demands unwavering attention and care. It is a fact that little ones are particularly vulnerable to a range of illnesses.

That’s precisely why, right from birth, the significance of vaccinating our precious babies cannot be over-emphasized.

Immunization, often referred to as vaccination, is the proactive measure we take to protect our children against infectious diseases. 

These ailments, if left unchecked, can pose severe threats to their development, potentially leading to physical deformities or even tragic loss. 

The beauty of immunization lies in its ability to bolster a child’s natural defenses, rendering them capable of confronting these illnesses head-on.

For our infants and young ones, immunization emerges as the most secure and efficacious shield against diseases. Many of these ailments are particularly severe, and the treatment protocols might not align well with the delicate constitution of children.

Some of the illnesses or diseases immunization protects our children from include;

  • Tdap or Td. Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough) are highly contagious and life-threatening, especially for infants under six weeks of age.
  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella.
  • Chickenpox.
  • Hepatitis A and B.
  • Flu.

Amongst others 

Hence, the wisdom of preemptive immunity. By ensuring our children are protected from these illnesses early on, we significantly enhance their chances of leading healthy lives.

It’s essential to recognize that the impact of immunization is not confined to the individual child alone; it radiates outward to the entire global community. 

The collective immunity built through widespread vaccination gradually ushers these diseases toward the brink of extinction. The ripple effect is a world that is safer and healthier, as these diseases find it increasingly challenging to find fertile ground for propagation.

To all the devoted parents out there, the responsibility of securing your child’s health through immunization is a profound commitment.

As guardians, you play an integral role in this crucial process. Likewise, healthcare professionals stand as partners in this journey, offering guidance and expertise. 

With this in mind, let’s delve into the essential timeline for immunizations, a roadmap meticulously designed to safeguard your child’s growth and future.

Age            Recommended Vaccine 

At Birth.     BCG

                   Oral Polio Vaccine (0)

                   Hepatitis B

6 weeks.    Pentavalent vaccine

                   Oral Polio Vaccine (1)

                   Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine


10 Weeks.  Pentavalent Vaccines

                    Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV – 2)

                    Pneumococcal Conjugate 



                    Meningococcal Conjugate

14 Weeks.  Pentavalent Vaccines

                    OPV – 3


                    Inactivated Polio Vaccine

18 Weeks.   Meningococcal Conjugate

6 Months.   Vitamin A

12 Months. Meningococcal Conjugate

                     PVC Booster

                     Vitamin A


13 Months. Measles, Mumps Rubella 


                     Chicken Pox

                     Penta Booster

17 Months. Hepatitis A&B

18 Months.  Hepatitis A&B

                      Vitamin A

19 Months.  Hepatitis A&B

24 Months.  Typhoid

                       Hepatitis A&B

9 Years.       Human Papilloma Virus

Witnessing your baby receive a shot might evoke empathy, perhaps even prompting your tears to mingle with theirs.

However, It is very important that you give your child the vaccine within the specified timeframe. These vaccines would be very important to the child’s early growth and development. It would also provide you with peace of mind as the parent, knowing that your child is immune to so many infectious diseases.

Let’s stand united in prioritizing our children’s health and giving them the best possible start in life. Your dedication to their immunization echoes your love and care as a parent, guiding them toward a future of health and happiness.

Should you require more information about the immunization services offered at Atlantis Pediatric Hospital or have any inquiries related to your child’s healthcare, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our knowledgeable and compassionate team.

Call our patient call line on 08119817804


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