Recommended Immunizations and Vaccinations for Babies

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Childhood immunizations are best recommended to protect our children from infectious diseases and illnesses. These immunizations are administered in an outpatient procedure. Make sure to always bring the baby book of immunization records with you every time you and your child go to your health center or preferred pediatrician. 

The following are the complete recommended immunizations for babies at birth up to 4 years old: 

At birth or within the first month after birth 
(or within the first 12 months after birth for catch up)
First dose – Hepatitis B vaccine (HepB)
At birth (or within the first 2 months)
One injection –  Bacille Calmette-Guérin vaccine (BCG)
1 to 2 months old (or at least four weeks after the first dose)
Second dose – Hepatitis B vaccine (HepB)
6 weeks to 2 months old
First dose – Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV-7)
2 months old
First dose      
                        1. Diphtheria, tetanus, and whole-cell/acellular pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine(DTwP / DTaP)
                        2. Oral/Inactivated polio vaccine  (OPV / IPV)
                        3. Haemophilus influenzae type B vaccine (HiB)
                        4. Rotavirus vaccine ((Depending on the brand, it is administered either in two or three doses, at least four months apart)
4 months old
Second dose  
                           1. Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV-7)
                           2. Diphtheria, tetanus, and whole-cell/acellular pertussis (whooping cough)   vaccine (DTwP / DTaP)
                           3. Oral/Inactivated polio vaccine  (OPV / IPV)
                           4. Haemophilus influenzae type B vaccine (HiB)
6 months old
A. Third dose  
                          1. Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV-7)
                          2. Diphtheria, tetanus, and whole-cell/acellular pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine (DTwP / DTaP)
                          3. Haemophilus influenzae type B vaccine (HiB)
B. Influenza vaccine
For those receiving it for the first time, two doses at four weeks apart are required. Since the flu virus changes from year to year, an annual vaccination is recommended.
6 to 8 months old
Third dose      Oral/Inactivated polio vaccine (OPV / IPV)
6 to 18 months old
Third dose      Hepatitis B vaccine (HepB)
9 to 12 months old
First dose      Measles, mumps and rubella (German measles) vaccine (MMR)
12 months old
First dose       Hepatitis A vaccine (HepA)
12 to 15 months old
Fourth dose    Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV-7)
12 to 18 months old
First dose        Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine
15 to 18 months old
First dose       
                          1. Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine booster shot (PCV-7 booster)
                          2. Diphtheria, tetanus, and whole-cell/acellular pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine booster shot (DTwP / DTaP booster)
                          3. Oral/Inactivated polio vaccine booster shot (OPV / IPV booster)
                          4. Haemophilus influenzae type B vaccine booster shot (HiB booster)
18 to 24 months old
Second dose ++  Hepatitis A vaccine (HepA)

2 years old
One injection   
                            1. Typhoid vaccine
                            2. Meningococcal vaccine
4 to 6 years old
Second dose +++   
                                  1. Diphtheria, tetanus, and whole-cell/acellular pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine booster shot (DTwP / DTaP booster)
Second dose         
                                  2. Oral/Inactivated polio vaccine booster shot (OPV / IPV booster)
                                  3. Measles, mumps and rubella (German measles) vaccine (MMR)
                                  4. Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine
+ In case of outbreaks, MMR can be given as early as 6 months old.
++ The second dose of the HepA vaccine is given six to 12 months after the first dose.
+++ A third dose of DTwP / DTaP booster is given beyond the age 6 years old, and then every 10 years thereafter.
If ever a child misses a shot, he does not need to start over again, ask your pediatrician/doctor on the next shots to be administered to keep the child up-to-date on his vaccinations.
Sources:  http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/spec-grps/infants/rec-iz-babies.htm
                  http://www.babycenter.com.ph/baby/health/immunisationchart/

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2 thoughts on “Recommended Immunizations and Vaccinations for Babies

  1. Sis, yung for Typhoid shot required talaga yan for 2 yrs old? We are planning to fly back to phils soon, ni require ng pedia nya yan eh…But I didn’t know nasa recommended imm sya for that age na…

  2. Wow, this is a very comprehensive list. I remember when my kids were little, lagi akong walang pera dahil sa mamahal ng mga vaccinations nila. 😀

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