Immunizations-6-18

Immunizations for 6 18 years Children Administered at Nyle Hospital

Each childat last touches the stage of independency leaving behind the memories of childhood, where every single activity was never complete without mothers support. However, moms are very conscious about the health conditions and the preventive immunizations for their growing kids. It is high time for mothers to discuss with their paediatrician regarding the immunization shots that must be given after 5 years until 18 years. Even missed vaccinations can be discussed with the healthcare provider along with the choice of giving optional vaccinations.

Apart from the vaccinations administered to children up to 5 years of age, there are certain vaccinations that are recommended by the Indian Academy of Paediatricians (IAP) for children falling between 7 and 18 years of age. The following is the list of immunization schedule suggested for children between 7- 10 years:

Vaccines

7 10 years

11 12 years

13 18 years

Tdap 1 dose if suggested 1 dose 1 dose if suggested
HPV only for female children 3 doses Complete HPV series
Varicella

Complete 2 dose Varicella series

MMR

Complete 2 dose MMR series

Influenza vaccine

1 dose each year

HepA

Complete 2 dose HepA series

HepB

Complete 3 dose HepB series

Typhoid

1 dose over a period of 3 years

Japanese Encephalitis vaccine

Catch-up until 15 years

PPSV Optional and administered as per health-risk and preference of the individual
MCV4 Optional and administered as per health-risk and preference of the individual

Tetanus and Diphtheria Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine (Tdap)

Administered for children at the age of 11 or 12 who completed the usual DTP/DTaP immunization series or those who have not been injected with tetanus and diphtheria toxoid (Td) booster dose.

Human Papillomavirus Vaccine (HPV)

It is recommended for preventing vulvar, vaginal and cervical cancers as well as genital warts in females. The first dose is administered to girls at the age of 11 or 12. The 2nd and the 3rd doses are given 1 to 2 months and 6 months after the 1st dose respectively.

Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine (MCV4)

It is administered at the age of 11 or 12 years, or between 13 and 18 years, if not vaccinated previously.

Influenza Vaccine

Administered to children from 6 months to 18 years every year. Two doses are given to less than 9 years children who receive it for the 1st time.

Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine (PPSV)

Administered to kids with specific medical conditions, such as cochlear implant. Revaccination is necessary after 5 years to kids with anatomic or functional asplenia or with immunocompromising condition.

Hepatitis A Vaccine (HepA)

Two doses are administered to children with a gap of 6 months.

Hepatitis B vaccine (HepB)

Three dose series are administered to children at 11 to 15 years of age who were not vaccinated previously.

Measles, Mumps and Rubella Vaccine (MMR)

Two doses are administered with a gap of 28 days for those who didnt receive it previously, or 2nd dose for those who was administered with only single dose.

Varicella Vaccine

Two doses are administered for 7 to 18 years children with weak immunity or who didnt receive it previously, or 2nd dose for those who were administered with only one dose.