National Vaccination Day 2023: These 5 vaccines are most important for children, see the list once...


BCG vaccine
The BCG vaccine protects against tuberculosis. It is also known by the name Bacillus Calmette-Guérin. This vaccine was started in 1948. This vaccine is given to children at the time of their birth. You can get it installed anytime within 6 months.


Hepatitis b vaccine
To avoid liver infection, children must get the Hepatitis B vaccine. This vaccine was started in 2002. It is advised to apply it within 24 hours of the birth of the child. It has 3 doses which are given at different times.

Polio vaccine
The Polio vaccine is an oral vaccine, which protects children from serious diseases like polio. It is necessary to give it at birth or within 25 days. After this, you can give polio medicine to children for 5 years. However, India has declared polio-free in 2014.

Pentavalent vaccine
Pentavalent vaccine is a combination of 5 antigens - diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus and hepatitis B and Haemophilus influenzae type b, which protects the child from serious diseases caused by it. 3 doses of the pentavalent vaccine should be given to children. The first dose should be given at 6 weeks, the second dose at 10 weeks and the third dose at 14 weeks.


Rotavirus vaccine
It is also known as RVV. This prevents rotavirus from spreading rapidly, as children are more susceptible to the virus when they are young. In this case, you can get 3 doses of rotavirus vaccine at 6, 10 and 14 weeks.