Hepatitis B vaccine

Hepa B or Hepatitis B vaccine protects against hepatitis B which is known as the most common serious liver infection. It is injected in the muscle of the upper thigh. It is given either at birth or after 6 weeks. If the first dose of Hepa B vaccine is given at birth, the first scheduled injection should be […]

Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV)

OPV vaccine is also known as Sabin vaccine or Trivalent Oral Polio vaccine. It is given orally to protect your child against the three types of virus that cause polio. Polio is said to be highly contagious. This vaccine is given to babies in a series of four shots, at birth,  6 weeks, 10 weeks […]

Diphtheria Tetanus and Pertussis (DPT) Vaccine

DPT or DTP vaccines are given to protect your baby against the diseases diphtheria, tetanus (lockjaw), pertussis or whooping cough. Whopping cough is a very contagious respiratory fatal childhood disease especially to infants. This vaccine is given to babies in a series of three shots, at 6 weeks, 10 weeks and 14 weeks. This vaccine […]

Bacillus Calmette Guerin, Hepatitis B (BCG) Vaccine

Bacillus Calmette Guerin or also known as BCG vaccine is given right after the baby is born. It is a single shot of injection in upper left arm, used against tuberculosis. After the vaccination, a red spot will emerge within three to six weeks. This vaccine is made from a live weakened bacterium related to […]

Tetanus Toxoid Fourth Dose

I just came back home after going to the health center. I am supposed to have my fourth dose of my tetanus toxoid but the attendant told me that it is not necessary since I am not pregnant. I can have my next dose if ever I get pregnant again. I can’t seem to find […]