July 21, 2012

Immunization Guide

All parents wants our kids grow healthy. Nutritious foods, clean environment, proper hygiene is not enough. Another way to assure that they grow and stay fit is thru vaccination. This will help their immune system strong. However, the question is, among the many vaccines available now, which are the most important and really needed by kids?

As subscribed to Men’s Health Dad Newsletter, I came across this information that will help parents decide whether they will have their kids vaccinated. This is according to Dr. Robert Sears. He ranked the different vaccines with regards to the infection and severity of disease.

Fairly Important
Not Critical
DTaP – diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis
PCV – Pneumococcal disease
Hib – Haemophilus influenza type b
Hepatitis B
MMR – Measles, mumps and rubella
Meningococcal Disease (MCV4)
IPV/OPV – Polio
HPV – Human papillomavirus (for girls)
Flu – Influenza
Varicella – Chicken pox
Hepatitis A

Based on the list, my son had already got almost all of the shots except for the PCV which is scheduled next month.

You may also visit Mommy's Post regarding our son's immunization.

Again, the health of our babies mainly relies on the hands of the parents.