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Chapter-25 Immunisation against Infectious Diseases

BOOK TITLE: Hutchison's Paediatrics

Author
1. Chhatwal Jugesh
ISBN
9788184485868
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/10367_25
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2009
Pages
5
Author Affiliations
1. Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, Punjab, India, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab
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Abstract

This chapter covers the basics of immunization, types of vaccines, immune response to vaccines, contraindications to vaccination and possible adverse events after vaccination. Some of the less commonly used vaccines and newer vaccines are described. The immunization schedule for the commonly used childhood vaccines is given and also recommendations for travel vaccines.

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