Korean J Pediatr.  2006 Jan;49(1):14-17. 10.3345/kjp.2006.49.1.14.

Immunization of preterm and low birth weight infant

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  • 1Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Pusan National University, Busan, Korea. psepse@naver.com

Abstract

Infants who are born prematurely or with low birth weight should be immunized at the same postnatal chronologic age. They should receive BCG, DTaP, IPV vaccines according to the same recommended schedule as full term infants. Hepatitis B vaccine schedule is modified when hepatitis B vaccine is administered a infant with birth weight less than 2,000 g. The recommended standard dose of each vaccine should be administered. Proportion of children experiencing vaccine-related adverse events dose not differ between full-term and preterm infants. Immunization with routinely recommended childhood vaccines is safe for preterm and low birth weight infants.

Keyword

Immunization; Preterm

MeSH Terms

Appointments and Schedules
Birth Weight
Child
Hepatitis B Vaccines
Humans
Immunization*
Infant
Infant, Low Birth Weight*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature
Mycobacterium bovis
Vaccines
Hepatitis B Vaccines
Vaccines
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