Becoming parents comes with many responsibilities, be it in terms of feeding or taking care, or making them responsible and disciplined. Vaccination is also important, as it stimulates healthy growth and also prevents all types of diseases. As parents, you can do anything to protect your little toddler from certain things that can harm them. In such situations, there are some things that are beyond your control, and health is certainly one of them which cannot be controlled by us at all. You need to take important precautions against certain deadly diseases that can affect your child right from their birth, and to ensure that they remain safe from all these deadly evils.
Thus, as parents, it is and should be one of your primary responsibilities to ensure and look after the fact that your child gets all the right vaccines at the right age on a regular basis. Missing out on any one of these may create problems for you and your child in the long run. Vaccines for toddlers should be given only after consulting the doctor and knowing the correct immunization schedule table.
Important vaccinations for your 2-year-old child
While the first dose of most vaccines is usually given before a child becomes two years old, some boosters such as diphtheria, hepatitis B, flu are given between 18 months and 24 months of age. These diseases are the most dangerous among all.
The typhoid conjugate vaccine is a very important vaccine for 2-year-old which forms an integral part of your 2-year-old child’s immunization. It is the only vaccine that prevents your child from all these 3 diseases, and are not required to be given separately.
Polio drops should be given regularly too, as they form an integral part of vaccines for toddlers and vaccines for 2-year-old.
Booster of Typhoid Conjugate Vaccine
This is the most important vaccine that forms an essential part of your 2-year-old toddler’s vaccine schedule is the typhoid conjugate vaccine. A step by step guide of its dosage and effects are mentioned below: –
1) Prevents Your Child From Typhoid– As the name itself suggests, the typhoid conjugate vaccine prevents your child from typhoid. It is a very dangerous bacterial disease caused by Salmonella Typhi, which usually gets transmitted through food and water. It is a communicable disease.
2) Dosage– Here, there are two options, that is, this typhoid conjugate vaccine can either be given orally as well as through an injection. But the first dose is generally given orally, as the child then is too small to take an injection. But the booster can be given through an injection. The first dosage is generally recommended to be given at around 9 months of age and is given to the baby orally. Whereas, the second and final dose of the vaccine is usually recommended to be given to the child between 18 to 24 months of age. This is given in the form of an injection.
3) Precautions– It is necessary to take some important precautions before vaccinating your child. Firstly, the precaution includes that take the child for an allergy test, so that it can be understood if he/she is allergic to certain vaccines or not. Secondly, you should go and get a routine check-up before the administration of the vaccine. Vaccines for toddlers require many things to go before the final vaccination.
4) Any Side Effects– After taking this vaccine, your child may have the same effects as it is after taking regular vaccines. But, after vaccination, the child may experience fever, headache, redness and, swelling at the place where the injection was given, for around two or more days.
5) Cost– In India, the cost of this vaccine generally ranges from Rs. 1500 to Rs. 1800 depending totally on the brand, the famous the brand, the more costly it will be. The cost of this vaccine also depends on the availability of this, as this vaccine remains extremely high in demand. Regular vaccines for 2-year-old are not costly enough, because they are always in the market and not much in demand.
6) What If You Miss The Vaccination– Missing a dose of the vaccine by one or two months usually does not affect the results. No problem occurs if not within the first two months. But, if you are late by more than two months, in that case, make sure you inform that to your doctor. Maybe then, depending on this, the doctor may develop a different immunization schedule table for you, so that from the next time, you don’t forget it. Not informing the doctor about this, may create problems for you afterwards, and you end up causing trouble for your little bundle of joy.
7) How To Take Care Of The Toddler After Vaccination– After the injection of the vaccine, it would be beneficial for you to use cold water or a small cube of ice on the place of injury to restore your child’s normal blood circulation. Sometimes it so happens that it takes pains to bring back the toddler’s normal blood circulation if immediately after injection, ice or cold water is not applied at the spot of injection. Also, it is advisory to keep a constant check on your child’s body temperature. If your child suffers from mild fever, as it usually happens if there are side effects. In that case, usually, a paracetamol syrup is recommended by the doctor.
Thus, these are some step by step guide of this important vaccine, as it will protect your child from harmful and deadly diseases like flu, HIV, hepatitis and many more. If you tend to forget the dates of the important vaccines, ask your doctor to give you an immunization schedule table where all the important information will be written, regarding the vaccines for toddlers. Therefore, make sure that your child gets all the vaccines at the right time, as safety definitely comes first.