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Detailed cost of vaccination/ Immunization in India (Birth to 10 years of age) – with 2018 updated pdf file download

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Author: Gauri Kshirsagar

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*DISCLAIMER:  Please do check the ingredients and cost of the vaccine on the manufacturer’s website. Do discuss the vaccine in detail with your paediatrician before making a decision. We DO NOT promote any brands. This article is only for information and discussion. It is NOT an advice column.


In India, there are number of vaccines given to a child since birth right upto the age of five years and each vaccine has a different schedule and dosage. To complicate further every vaccine has multiple brand names which determines its market cost. There isn’t a proper site which lists out the cost according to the Immunization schedule. Continue reading

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Detailed cost of vaccination/ Immunization in India (Birth to 10 years of age) – with 2017 updated pdf file download

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Author: Gauri Kshirsagar

cost-of-vaccine

 

*DISCLAIMER:  Please do check the ingredients and cost of the vaccine on the manufacturer’s website. Do discuss the vaccine in detail with your paediatrician before making a decision. We DO NOT promote any brands. This article is only for information and discussion. It is NOT an advice column.


In India, there are number of vaccines given to a child since birth right upto the age of five years and each vaccine has a different schedule and dosage. To complicate further every vaccine has multiple brand names which determines its market cost. There isn’t a proper site which lists out the cost according to the Immunization schedule.

Hence to ease out this nerve wracking job of calculating the cost of vaccination each time you visit a doctor, I have compiled a list of various vaccines with their brand names, cost given at each week. So do download the file and relax!!! Continue reading

Comparing effectiveness of two types of pertussis vaccines (Cellular and Acellular DPT/DTP Vaccine)

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dpt-vaccineThere is a lot of discussion and comparison between the efficacy of Acellular DPT vaccine and the adverse effects of cellular DPT vaccine. Acellular (painless) DPT was introduced in the late 90s as a replacement of cellular DPT to bring down the number of adverse effects of the later. But recent comparitive studies (done in 2013) show slight increase in the efficacy of cellular vaccine compared to that acellular vaccine. Continue reading

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Detailed cost of vaccination/ Immunization in India (Birth to 10 years of age) – with pdf file download

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Cost of Vaccination/ Immunization in India


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For the updated 2018 cost list of Vaccines click here:Detailed cost of vaccination/ Immunization in India (Birth to 10 years of age) – with 2018 updated pdf file download

 

 


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For the updated 2017 cost list of Vaccines click here: Detailed cost of vaccination/ Immunization in India (Birth to 10 years of age) – with 2017 updated pdf file download

 


In India, there are number of vaccines given to a child since birth right upto the age of five years. and each vaccine has a different schedule and dosage. To complicate further every vaccine has multiple brand names which determines its market cost. There isn’t a proper site which lists out the cost according to the Immunization schedule. Continue reading

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Painful versus painless vaccines – Article on different DPT combination vaccines

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Author: Gauri Kshirsagar

DPT vaccines

DPT vaccines

*DISCLAIMER: Please note I have mentioned routinely used vaccine brands in INDIA as examples. Please do check the ingredients and discuss in detail with your paediatrician before making a decision. We DO NOT promote any brands. This article is only for information and discussion, NOT an advice column.

The combination of diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (DPT) vaccines into a single product has been central to the protection of the pediatric population over the past 50 years. The addition of inactivated polioHaemophilus influenzae, and hepatitis B vaccines into the combination has facilitated the introduction of these vaccines into recommended immunization schedules by reducing the number of injections required and has therefore increased immunization compliance. Continue reading

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IMPORTANT: Indian Immunization schedule recommended by Indian Academy of Pediatrics (with 2014 modifications)

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2014 recommendations by IAP

2014 recommendations by IAP

Immunization is the process of artificially inducing immunity or providing protection from disease. The World Health Organization (WHO) initiated the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) in May 1974 with the objective to vaccinate children throughout the world. Since EPI schedule contains only few vaccines, Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP) schedule also includes vaccines which can be given to prevent various other infections. This schedule is modified to every year, keeping in mind newer studies and better availability of vaccines. Hence It is advised to be informed about the recent schedule available. Continue reading