A First-time Parent’s Guide to Baby’s Vaccination

Updated: Aug 28, 2021

Recommended schedule obtained from the Childhood Immunization Schedule 2021 from the PIDSP, PPS, and PFV.

Vaccination is by far the most cost-effective public health measure in protecting the members of a community. Vaccines save millions of lives every year! It is through vaccination that we protect our newborns, infants, children, teens, and even adults from potentially harmful diseases that can be very serious or deadly. Vaccines reduce risks of getting infected by a disease by working with a body’s natural defenses - the immune system.

If you’re a first-time parent curious about more information for your child’s vaccination needs, we will review in this article the necessary vaccine shots and the diseases they prevent.

At Birth (0-2 weeks)

Your baby receives the BCG vaccine and a first dose of three Hepatitis B doses before leaving the birthing center.

Bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG) is a vaccine for tuberculosis (TB) disease and is one of the most widely used of all current vaccines, protecting >80% of neonates and infants in countries where it is part of the national childhood immun