Dr Sathiya Rathini SK, Consultant, Pediatrics and Neonatology at MGM Children’s talks about adolescent vaccination and why it becomes an integral part of adolescent healthcare.
Adolescent vaccination is split into mandatory vaccines, catch-up vaccines and special vaccines. Mandatory vaccines are those that are compulsory at the adolescent age. Catch-up vaccines are those that have been missed during childhood. Special vaccines are given during special circumstances, like if the child gets a chronic illness and they are prone to certain diseases or if a new vaccine is introduced.
MGM Children’s is conducting a special vaccination drive for adolescents where they or their parents can enrol themselves and get vaccinated. They can even get a master health check-up. Call +91-44-45242407 for more details.