St. Ives Offers Expanded Program On Immunization, EPI

May 22, 2018

Immunization is perhaps the best show of love you can give to your newborn because it protects him or her from several childhood diseases that the baby’s underdeveloped immune system might not be able to fight on its own. And at St. Ives Hospital, we offer the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) to children delivered in our clinics or that are registered with us after birth.

Our EPI schedule is every first and third Thursdays of every month.

Time is from 9a.m to 12noon.

The Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) is an improvement on the traditional National Program on Immunization (NPI). It was initiated and redefined by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1978.

The NPI vaccine

Protection

BCG

Tuberculosis

DPT

Tetanus, Pertussis, Diphtheria

HBV

Hepatitis B

Oral Polio

Polio

Measles Vaccine

Measles

Yellow Fever

Yellow Fever.

The NPI

The EPI has now become the gold standard in any immunization program.

As can be seen from the table above, the NPI is limited in its protection while the EPI provides much more coverage for many more diseases than the NPI ever did. And is therefore the best way to go for TOTAL PROTECTION for children.

The EPI vaccine

Protection

BCG

Tuberculosis

DPT

Tetanus, Pertussis, Diphtheria

HBV

Hepatitis B

Oral Polio

Polio

Measles Vaccine

Measles

Yellow Fever

Yellow Fever.

HIB Vaccine

Hemophilia and Influenza

Rotavirus Vaccine

Prevents diarrhea and vomiting

Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine

Pneumonia and ear infection

MMR Vaccine

Measles, mump and rubella

Chicken Pox Vaccine

Chicken pox

Typhoid Vaccine

Typhoid fever

Meningitis Vaccine

Meningitis.

The EPI

Parents PLEASE DO NOT SHORT-CHANGE YOUR CHILDREN by taking only the National Program on Immunization (NPI). Come for the Extended Program and get the best protection for your children against common childhood diseases.

You can also take advantage of our 24-hour Pediatrician Hospital cover at our Opebi branch.

Posted in Family Healthcare by @bw1u

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