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Immunization Recommendation for Children

Immunization Recommendation for Children

In Thailand, there are several vaccines that are routinely recommended for newborn and adolescents between the age of birth until 16 years of age. Immunization is one of the most important things a parents can do to protect your children’s health. Failure to vaccinate may lead to serious illnesses for your child. Therefore, it is important to be prepared. Here are the vaccines recommended for each of your child’s developmental stage:

IMMUNIZATION RECOMMENDATION
New born
  • BCG vaccine against Tuberculosis
  • Hepatitis B vaccine, first dose
1 month
  • Hepatitis B vaccine, second dose
2 months
  • Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus, Polio and HIB vaccine, first dose
4 months
  • Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus, Polio and HIB vaccine, second dose
6 months
  • Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus, Polio and HIB vaccine, third dose
  • Hepatitis B vaccine, third dose
9 – 12 months
  • Japanese B Encephalitis vaccine (Lived vaccine), first dose
  • Japanese B Encephalitis vaccine, second dose (3-12 months apart)
  • Measles – Mumps – Rubella vaccine (MMR), first dose
>12 months
  • Varicella vaccine (Chicken pox)
  • Hepatitis A vaccine, first dose
  • Hepatitis A vaccine, second dose (6-12 months apart)
18 months
  • Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus and Polio vaccine, first booster
2-2.5 years
  • Measles – Mumps – Rubella vaccine (MMR), second dose
4-6 years
  • Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus and Polio vaccine, second booster
11-12 years
  • Diphtheria and Tetanus vaccine (Tdap)
Consult your Pediatrician for
  • Rotavirus vaccine first dose at age 6-15 weeks
  • Rotavirus vaccine second dose at age less than 8 months
  • Influenza vaccine (Age > 6 months)
  • Pneumococcal vaccine Rotavirus vaccine (starts at 2 months old)
  • Human Papillomavirus Virus (HPV) vaccine against cervical cancer (Age > 9 years)

For further information, please contact:

Samitivej International Children’s Hospital, Sukhumvit Campus
2nd Floor, Building 2
Tel: 66 (0) 2022-8236-7
Call Center: 66 (0) 2022-8181
E-mail: info@samitivej.co.th
Facebook: www.facebook.com/samitivej
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