Vaccines gives protections against many dangerous diseases. If health workers do not vaccinate your child or as a result of having (Delivering) the baby at home it might be very nice to take the baby to closest hospital near by for a vaccination. Government in Nigeria do have a periodic time of vaccination. This is compulsory for all citizens and its free. Health workers move about from house to house to assess babies who haven’t gotten one. It might be wise to bring your baby out if he/she hasn’t gotten one since birth. This helps protect them from Polio, Tetanus, Measles, Diphtheria, Whooping Cough and Tuberculosis and many more infections, diseases and sicknesses. Take your child to the nearest clinic today and get them vaccinated because this is better than when they become very sick and are dying from the sickness. The saying goes “Prevention is better than cure”
The most important vaccines for children are:
#1.) “D.P.T.” For Diphtheria, Whooping Cough (Pertussis) and Tetanus:
If you are willing to shield your child from those deadly diseases, the child would need three injections to fence him off from those bad diseases. Those injections are usually given under 3 months to 4 months and 5 months of age. Although that depends in your country since schedules differ in each country.
#2.) “POLIO” Infantile Paralysis:
A child needs drips in the mouth once in each month for 3 months. These are usually given alongside with the D.P.T injections. Its usually better not to breastfeed the baby 2 hours before and or 2 hours after the vaccination drop had been given to the baby. Health workers in Nigeria move all about as scheduled by the Government to give this to children.
#3.) “B.C.G” For Tuberculosis:
This injection goes straight to the skin of the right shoulder of the baby. In some places, the left forearm is used, halfway between the palm and the elbow. Children can be vaccinated at birth or anytime afterward depending on which situation yours fall in but it would be better done than said. So an immediate action would save the baby from the deadly Tuberculosis. Early vaccination is very important especially if their is a known case of Tuberculosis in the household. It could very communicable to the poor child. The vaccine usually leave makes sore and leaves a scar. But nowadays with advancement in technology, that might not be visible any longer.
Health workers gives this injection to a baby who is younger than 9 to 15 months old but that depends on countries. Measles could be bad and dangerous to the life and health of a child and so an earlier treatment would make sense especially if there is a case in the household where the baby night play to.
For adults and children over 12 years old, the most important vaccine is for tetanus (lockjaw). One injection every month for 3 months, another after a year and then one every 10 years. Everyone should be vaccinated against the disease especially pregnant women, so that their babies would be protected against tetanus of the newborn.
In sin places there are also vaccines for cholera, yellow fever, typhus, mumps and German measles. The World Health Organization (WHO) is also working in vaccines for other deadly diseases. Thanks to the joint help of the worldwide vaccination in the past, Diseases like Smallpox no longer exists. So vaccinations against it is now not really needed.
A noteworthy warning
Vaccines spoils easily and then do not work. Measles and Polio must be frozen. D.P.T and B.C.G must be kept cold under 4° up to 8° but never frozen. Good D.P.T remains cloudy at least for about an hour after shaking it. If it becomes clear within an hour, then it is spoiled.
Vaccinate your child on time and bw sure they get complete series if each vaccine they need