What vaccines are given to newborns in the hospital?

What vaccination does a newborn baby get while in the hospital?

The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommend that all newborns get the first HepB shot before leaving the hospital. If the mother has HBV, her baby should also get a HBIG shot within 12 hours of birth.

Which vaccines are given at birth?

Immunisation

National Immunization Schedule
Vaccine When to give Route
BCG At birth or as early as possible till one year of age Intra -dermal
Hepatitis B Birth dose At birth or as early as possible within 24 hours Intramuscular
OPV Birth dose At birth or as early as possible within the first 15 days Oral

How many vaccines does a newborn get?

Currently, 16 vaccines – some requiring multiple doses at specific ages and times – are recommended from birth to 18 years old. Recommended vaccines include: Influenza (annual flu shot) Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (DTaP)

How many Hep B shots are required?

The hepatitis B vaccine is available at your doctor’s office and local health department or clinic. Three doses are generally required to complete the hepatitis B vaccine series, although there is an accelerated two-dose series for adolescents age 11 through 15 years.

What is BCG injection?

The BCG vaccine protects against tuberculosis, which is also known as TB. TB is a serious infection that affects the lungs and sometimes other parts of the body, such as the brain (meningitis), bones, joints and kidneys.

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What is the difference between an immunization and a vaccine?

Vaccination is the act of introducing a vaccine into the body to produce immunity to a specific disease. Immunization is a process by which a person becomes protected against a disease through vaccination.

What is vitamin K vaccine?

In newborns, vitamin K injections can prevent a now rare, but potentially fatal, bleeding disorder called ‘vitamin K deficiency bleeding’ (VKDB), also known as ‘haemorrhagic disease of the newborn’ (HDN). Babies can be given the injection in hospital after they’re born.