Vaccines that need to be given to babies 7-11 months old
Adhering to the correct vaccination schedule for children under 1 year old helps them fight potential risks from viruses and diseases. The shots on the 7 to 11 month baby schedule include: the annual flu shot and the 3rd (last) dose of the HepB vaccine that protects your baby against hepatitis B.
1. Flu vaccine - every year
Influenza is caused by the influenza virus, which infects the nose, upper respiratory tract, throat and lungs. The flu is contagious and can be serious, especially for young children, the elderly, pregnant women, and people with certain chronic conditions such as asthma and diabetes.
An annual flu shot is the best way to protect your child from the flu, as well as potential serious complications. The CDC recommends that children 6 months of age and older get a flu shot every year, preferably in the fall (around the end of October). Some children 6 months to 8 years old may need up to 2 doses of the flu vaccine for increased protection.
Injectable influenza vaccines are currently produced in two ways:
Contains inactivated influenza viruses (which lose their ability to cause illness); Using only a single gene from the influenza virus (as opposed to the full virus) to induce an immune response without causing infection. Therefore, children will not be able to catch the flu because of infection from the vaccine.
In general, the flu vaccine is very safe, but sometimes there will be some mild side effects such as pain and redness at the injection site, headache, fever, nausea, and muscle aches. These symptoms may occur soon after vaccination and resolve spontaneously after a short time.
2. Hepatitis B (HepB) vaccine - 3rd dose
Hepatitis B is an infectious disease caused by a virus. A person can have an acute (short-term) viral infection for the first time, and then develop acute hepatitis B 6 months later. However, after a viral attack, the body can range from a very mild illness with few or no symptoms, to a serious condition requiring hospitalization. Some people even have the ability to fight infections and clear viruses.
In other cases, the virus is still active after 6 months and causes chronic hepatitis B. This disease will be accompanied by severe symptoms that cause liver damage, including liver cancer, and sometimes last for a lifetime. There is currently no cure for hepatitis B, treatment only helps control and alleviate symptoms.
CDC recommends that children get 3 doses of HepB vaccine according to the following age milestones:
First dose: Immediately after birth (Mothers can unknowingly transmit the disease to their babies at birth); 2nd dose: From 1 to 2 months old; 3rd dose: 6 - 18 months old; Hepatitis B vaccination is not only effective in preventing the disease, but it is also very safe. Some side effects may be present, but are usually mild and resolve on their own, including low-grade fever and pain at the injection site.
3. Get vaccinated before traveling
Many vaccine-preventable diseases have become rare in our country, yet they are still common in other parts of the world. Therefore, if parents plan to send their children abroad, they should get all vaccines according to the CDC-recommended vaccination schedule for children under 1 year of age to reduce the risk of disease and its spread.
For example, infants 6 - 11 months old should get 1 dose of measles - mumps - rubella (MMR) vaccine before planning travel to another country.
In general, strictly following the recommended vaccination schedule for children under 1 year of age brings many benefits to the baby's health and is a good preparation step for children to be able to develop comprehensively both physically and mentally. .
Before taking your child for vaccination, parents should learn about the doses included in the vaccine schedule for babies 7 months to 11 months, including the purpose of the shot, the number of shots needed, the appropriate age, and the possible side effects. may happen... In addition, it is necessary to comfort the baby during the injection and pay attention to take care of the child after coming home.
Parents can choose Vinmec International General Hospital to vaccinate their children. The Vinmec health system uses high-quality vaccines of clear origin, suitable for each age group to be vaccinated, ensuring safety from the stage of registration, preservation to putting into use.
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