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Timely vaccination during childhood is essential.

Don’t miss or delay any vaccination.

Talk to your doctor today about vaccinations for your child.

Strengthen Your Child’s Immunity

Babies are born with immune systems that can fight most bacteria and germs, but cannot handle life-threatening diseases. Experts believe on-time vaccination is a highly effective, safe and easy way to provide immunity to newborns and children against potentially serious diseases. Children do not receive any known benefits if vaccines are delayed or spread out beyond an ideal time. So, do not delay, wait, reject or skip any vaccinations.

Vaccinations are not Just for Babies

Timely Vaccination is a  Priority 

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Prevents complications with diseases

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Reduces risk of spreading illnesses

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Provides early & long-term protection

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Minimizes number of in-clinic visits

Recommended Vaccination Timings

Check recommended vaccinations by Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP) according your child's age

Download the recommended immunization chart

Read Expert-Written Articles

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Reasons why timely vaccination is important for newborns and children

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Special precautions to be taken for vaccination during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Frequently Asked Questions

I am not sure if my child has missed a vaccine, what should I do?

• Vaccinating children on time is an important way to protect them against serious and potentially deadly diseases. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that children should be vaccinated according to the recommended immunization schedule. • When children aren’t vaccinated or vaccination is delayed, they are left unprotected against serious diseases which can be easily prevented through Vaccination.
• Check your child’s Vaccination card today, which has age specific Vaccines recommended for your child. Consult your Pediatrician for more information on missed or due vaccinations.

What are the available guidelines for missed/due vaccination during COVID-19 pandemic?

• Global guidelines by World Health Organization (WHO): Immunization is an essential health service. Disruption of immunization services, even for brief periods, will result in increased numbers of susceptible individuals and raise the likelihood of outbreak-prone vaccine preventable diseases (VPDs). • Indian guidelines by Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP): Prevention (including immunizations) and management of communicable diseases is considered as an “Essential Medical service”. “Immunization is a Core Health Service” that should be prioritized for the prevention of communicable diseases and safeguarded for continuity during the COVID-19 pandemic, where feasible. There is no documented risk of immunizing a well child during the COVID-19 pandemic.

What are the precautions/care to be taken during vaccination in these times?

• Visit your Pediatrician with a prior Vaccination appointment only • Use an alcohol-based sanitizer at frequent intervals • All caretakers and children, except infants should wear a mask • Maintain social distancing at all times & avoid surface contacts as much as possible • Don’t carry any toys/personal objects and avoid touching door handles • Digital payments should be preferred • Senior citizens (more than 60 years of age) should not accompany the vaccinee • Enter, exit & conduct yourself in the Vaccination clinic as per staff’s advise

I am concerned taking my child out for vaccination, as it can increase the risk of COVID-19?

• Going out to get essential products (Milk, Medicines, etc.) & services (Banking, healthcare, etc.) also carries the risk of getting infected with COVID-19. But we try minimizing the risk by taking required precautions. • Similarly, Vaccination is an essential medical service & taking necessary precautions can minimize the risk of infection to you and your child. • On the contrary, when children aren’t vaccinated or vaccination is delayed, they are left unprotected against potentially serious diseases which can be prevented through Vaccination. • Following the recommended Vaccination schedule as advised by your Pediatrician is a wise decision.

What is the permissible delay allowed for my child’s due vaccination?

Your Pediatrician is the best support to guide you for your child’s Vaccination schedule. Check your child’s Vaccination card today and consult your Pediatrician for more information.

Information appearing in this material is for general awareness only. Nothing contained in this material constitutes medical advice. Please consult your physician for medical queries, if any, or any question or concern you may have regarding your condition. Issued in public interest by GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Limited. Dr. Annie Besant Road, Worli, Mumbai 400 030, India. NP-IN-VX-WCNT-200004, DOP July 2020.

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