Monday, September 1, 2008

6-in-1 Vaccination

Hannah had her check-up last Saturday and was given a 6 in 1 combination vaccine by her pediatrician. Being given a combination of vaccines has its share of benefits for your baby like less injection so less pain for the baby, takes only 3 visits to complete the series and has a coverage or protection against the 6 diseases in just 1 injection. This diseases are as follows:

1. Hepatitis B - an infection of the liver caused by a virus.
2. Diphtheria - caused by bacteria that produce a poison or toxin.
3. Tetanus - caused by toxin or poison produced by a bacteria that enters the body through a cut wound.
4. Pertussis - caused by bacteria. It can cause spells of violent coughing and choking making it hard to breathe, drink or eat.
5. Hib Disease - Haemophilus influenzae type b(Hib) bacteria causes meningitis.
6. Polio - caused by a vius that spread by contact with feces(bowel movement) of an infected person.
(Adopted From: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Honestly I really got scared when I learned of this diseases so even though this vaccine's not cheap, I immediately decided to get this single shot for my daughter. When Dra. Laurie inject the needle on Hannah she screamed her lungs out and I was so hepless seeing her cry like that. I really pity her but it's all for the best. Dra. Laurie said that if she had fever she'll have to take a medicine but fortunately she didn't. Next month would be her next check up and she will have another vaccination which is the Rotavirus vaccine. I'll have a separate post regarding that next month after her vaccination.


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