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Immunizations For Preterm and Low Birth Weight Babies

The immunization of their newborns is a concern for some parents of preterm or low-birth weight babies. Parents may think their newborns are just too fragile for vaccinations because of their low birth weight and possible health problems caused by their preterm birth.

Dr. Supriya Rastogi will recommend that these babies receive their routine childhood vaccinations. When children reach the ages at which these shots are normally given to all children, they must receive every immunization on the standard schedule.

Preterm babies are at an increased risk of developing vaccine-preventable diseases but are less likely to receive immunizations on time. Medically stable preterm (PT) and low birth weight (LBW) babies should receive full doses of diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis, Haemophilus influenzae type b, hepatitis B, poliovirus, and pneumococcal conjugate vaccines at a developmental age consistent with the schedule recommended for full-term infants.
Depending on the maternal hepatitis B surface antigen status of infants with birth weights less than 2000 g, the timing of hepatitis B immunoprophylaxis may need to be modified. The influenza vaccine should be given to all Preterm and Low Birth Weight babies at the age of 6 months before the beginning of the influenza season and during the influenza season. Preterm and Low Birth Weight babies can receive all vaccines routinely recommended during infancy. In both full-term and Preterm vaccine recipients, mild vaccine-attributable adverse events are common. Immunogenicity of some childhood vaccines may be reduced in the smallest preterm babies, but antibody levels usually remain protective.

With Savera Child Clinic, you can get the most comprehensive vaccination and immunization services in Faridabad. Patients living near NCR can now get assistance from the best child expert in town – Dr. Supriya Rastogi, who is capable of handling complicated cases with ease. When it comes to the vaccination of your child, you cannot trust an ordinary pediatrician. An advanced system and expert vaccination doctors in Faridabad will ensure that your child is properly vaccinated in a safe manner for a bright and healthy future.

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