Grandbaby Immunization Record


Grandbaby immunization record is important for parents, grandparents and caregivers to know.  

The information that I have gathered in this section was provided by our grandson's pediatrician.  



As in all cases, communication between the physician and the parents are key.  The immunizations are key to keeping your grandchildren healthy. 


Also, the at the end of this page, please find an important section on when you as a caregiver should notify the parent to contact the pediatrician.


Vaccine Preventable Diseases

Grandbaby Immunization record should discuss the vaccines that can limit the spread of disease and save babies lives. 

So it is important for all of us to know what diseases can be harmful to our grandbabies and understand that each shot can help provide a protection from one to fourteen vaccine-preventable-diseases that I have listed below.



  • Diphtheria (part of DTaP)-bacterial disease caused from a thick throat covering
  • Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)-bacterial disease and a leading cause of bacterial meningitis (brain and spinal cord infection)
  • Hepatitis A (Hep A)-virus that causes liver disease
  • Hepatitis B (Hep B)-virus that causes liver disease
  • Influenza (Flu)-virus that causes fever, a variety of aches and pains, sore throat, and cough
  • Measles (part of MMR)-virus that causes rash, cough, runny nose, eye irritation, and fever
  • Mumps (part of MMR)-virus that causes fever, headache, and swollen glands
  • Pertussis (part of DTaP)-whooping cough; bacterial disease that causes coughing fits that can interfere with eating, drinking and breathing
  • Pneumococcal disease (PCV) -bacterial disease that causes meningitis, pneumonia and blood infections
  • Polio (IPV)-virus that can cause paralysis
  • Rotavirus (RV)-Virus that causes diarrhea, vomiting and fever
  • Rubella (part of MMR)-German measles; virus that causes rash, fever and arthritis
  • Tetanus (part of DTaP)-lockjaw, bacterial disease that causes muscle tightening
  • Varicella (chickenpox)-virus that causes rash, itching, fever, and tiredness

The flu shot is recommended annually, but not required, for children 6 months to 18 years.  Some children may also require a dose of meningococcal vaccine (MCV4) and pneumococcal polysaccaride vaccine (PPSV).   This should be determined by the pediatrician. 


           
Grandbaby Immunization Record:     
Dates to be given



As described in the literature given by the doctor, the nation's top children's disease experts have developed...


NICU Nurse and Physician


 The Grandbaby Immunization Record is listed below to help protect our children and grandchildren from diseases.  


Record the dates that your

grandchildren need

to have specific immunizations

Also, each state has specific guidelines that must be followed in order for children to attend daycare and school.   So please be aware of any of these immunizations that are needed. 

My daughter is very aware of the requirements and never schedules more than three injections at a time for the boys.  Combinations of shots and varying time schedules can be worked out with the pediatrician's office. 


Immunizations


Birth

Hepatitis B (HepB)


1-2 months

Hepatitis B (HepB): 2nd dose


2 months

Rotavirus (RV)

Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTaP)

Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)

Pneumococcal (PCV)

Inactivated poliovirus (IPV)


4 months

Rotavirus (RV)

Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTaP)

Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)

Pneumococcal (PCV)

Inactivated poliovirus (IPV)


6 months

Rotavirus (RV)-depending on the product used

Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTaP)

Haemophilus influenzae type b (Bib)-depending on product used

Pneumococcal (PCV)


6-18 months

Hepatitis B (HepB)

Inactivated poliovirus (IPV)


6 months-18 years (annually)

Influenza-when a child younger than 9 years is receiving for the first time, he or she will require an additional dose 1 month after the first dose is administered


12-15 months

Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)

Pneumococcal (PCV)

Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)

Varicella (Chickenpox)


12-23 months

Hepatitis A (HepA) Dose 1:

Hepatitis A (HepA) Dose 2:


15-18 months

Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTaP)


4-6 years

Diphtheria, Tetanus. Pertussis (DTaP)

Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)

Varicella (Chickenpox)


Grandbaby Immunization Record
Other Important Advice for Caregivers

Grandmother and Baby

Continuing with the information from the pediatrician, it is important to observe the following symptoms:

 Keep a close eye on your grandbaby when in your care or let the parents know that the baby should be examined by the pediatrician.


Vomiting--lasting more than a few hours

Diarrhea--won't stop, or if bloody

Rash--especially if accompanied by a fever

Cough or cold--getting worse or not getting better after a few days

Cuts--possibly needing stitches

Movement issues--limping or not moving arms or legs

Ear issues--drainage or pain present

Sore throat--swallowing problems

Stomach pain--sharp or persistent abdomen pains

Pain--getting worse or not stopping over time

Fever--rectal temperature of 100.4*F or higher in a baby less than 2 months of age

Bloody fluids--urine or bowls

Dehydration--not drinking for 12 hours or longer



Find more grandparenting ideas online at our Home Page Grandparenting Essentials 


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