New Parents Need to Learn the Facts
New parents need to learn the facts and educate themselves on each vaccine and what disease or illness it will provide protection from. Just as anything connected to your child’s medical care, keep records and accurately report prior vaccines to any medical professional. If your baby falls behind on the recommended schedule, ask about the catch up protocol.
HepB: protects against hepatitis
BDTaP: a combined vaccine that protects against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (whooping cough)
Hib: protects against Haemophilus influenzae type
bPCV: protects against pneumococcal disease
Polio: protects against polio, the vaccine is also known as IPV
RV: protects against infections caused by rotavirus
Influenza: protects against influenza (flu)
MMR: protects against measles, mumps, and rubella (German measles)
Varicella: protects against varicella, also known as chickenpox
HepA: protects against hepatitis A
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