Medical Questions » Vaccinations, Children Questions » Question No. 1007
Question:What vaccinations does a child require in their first five years?
Answer:Far too many parents are neglecting their children' s vaccinations. The diseases that affected and killed our parents' and grandparents' friends are still with us, and children still die or become brain damaged by diphtheria, measles, mumps and whooping cough. It is essential for all children to be adequately vaccinated. The vaccinations required before starting school are: — five vaccinations against tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough at 2, 4, 6 and 18 months, and 5 years of age. — two against measles, mumps and rubella (German measles) at one and five years of age. — three against Haemophilus influenzae B (HiB), an infection that may cause meningitis or severe throat infections at 2, 4 and 12 months of age. — three against Hepatitis B at 2, 4 and 6 months of age—usually combined in same injection as tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough. — four Sabin vaccines against polio, which is given by mouth at 2, 4 and 6 months, and 5 years of age.
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