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What is the vaccination schedule for children?

2 May 2023

Médica inyectando una vacuna a niño por su esquema de vacunación

A vaccination schedule for children has been developed given the great importance of having all the recommended vaccines; it will allow us to know the ideal moment for their application.

How do immunizations with vaccines work?

Vaccines are developed to save our lives by protecting us from diseases that can be fatal or disabling.

For their development, vaccines use dead or weakened microorganisms, so they do not represent a danger to your body but they do help your immune system create antibodies to fight the disease for which they are designed.

In this way, once the microorganism invades your body, the antibodies already created in the immune system will help protect you from the disease, either by preventing you from getting sick or by reducing the symptoms.

What is the immunization record for children?

The Mexican Vaccinology Association has different vaccination schedules to cover age ranges and special situations.

By following the immunization record for children, different diseases preventable by vaccination will not become a danger to the child.

The vaccination schedule for children is also divided into two groups.

Vaccine-preventable diseases

Vaccination from 0 to 9 years

Throughout this period of life, the child should receive the following vaccinations:

  • Haemophilus influenzae
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • ACYW Meningococcus
  • Pneumococcal conjugate
  • Pneumococcal polysaccharide
  • Inactive polio
  • Rotavirus
  • Measles, rubella, mumps
  • Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis (DTaP)
  • Chickenpox
  • Tuberculosis (BCG)
  • Influenza viruses

Vaccination from 10 to 19 years

As the baby grows into a teenager and adulthood, the following vaccinations should be applied:

  • Pertussis, tetanus, and diphtheria (DTaP)
  • Influenza viruses
  • Annual vaccinations

Side effects of vaccination in children

By correctly administering the vaccine in children the side effects will actually be minimal. There are many rumors about vaccines that worry parents, resulting in the rejection of vaccines, which seriously harms the child’s health.

The known side effects are of minor importance compared to the consequences of the diseases that are prevented, which can cause serious health problems.

In general terms, vaccinated people and children will not have side effects, but if they do occur they will be pain in the area of application, redness, swelling, a little fever, or general discomfort. All these symptoms last for a couple of days.

On the other hand, it could cause an allergic reaction either to the vaccine in general or to any of its components.

It is important to always talk to the pediatrician to find out the best way to comply with the vaccination schedule and solve all your doubts.

In the ABC Medical Center’s Pediatric Center, you can apply the children’s vaccination schedule. We can provide you with specialized attention. Contact us!


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