Praava Now Offers Vaccination Through Govt. Supported EPI Campaign

We are delighted to inform you that Praava Health is now an approved center for the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) vaccines by the Government of Bangladesh. This means you can get your child vaccinated against six childhood diseases at Praava Health as well as receive the TD vaccine for women aged 15 years to 49 years old.

About EPI

EPI is a vaccination program by the government against six diseases:

  1. Diphtheria
  2. Pertussis (whooping cough)
  3. Tetanus
  4. Tuberculosis
  5. Polio
  6. Measles 
  7. Rubella

Opening Hours and Requirements

EPI vaccination is available every Saturday from 9 AM to 3 PM at Level 2 of Praava Health. No appointment is required. Kindly bring the vaccination card with you while coming to the hub. A vaccination card will be provided for first-time patients.

 

Contact Information

For any additional information, call our contact center at 10648

Our address: Plot 9, Road 17, Block C, Banani, Dhaka

Google maps directions: https://g.page/praavahealth?share

 

Available Vaccines

BCG – The BCG vaccine protects against tuberculosis, which is also known as TB. TB is a serious infection that affects the lungs and sometimes other parts of the body such as the bones, joints, and kidneys. It can also cause meningitis. 

The vaccine should be given just after birth, but if not given as early as possible (usually at the 6th week of the child’s age).

Pentavalent – Pentavalent is used to immunize patients from Diphtheria, a bacterial infection that mainly affects the nose and throat, and sometimes the skin; as well as Pertussis, or whooping cough, which is a highly contagious respiratory disease. The vaccine also works against Hepatitis B, Haemophilus influenza B, and, Poliomyelitis, and Tetanus.

The vaccine should be given at the 6th, 10th, and 14th weeks of the child’s age.

Inactivated Poliomyelitis Vaccine (IPV) – IPV also protects against Poliomyelitis. This additional injection form of the vaccine against poliomyelitis ensure better protection against the diseases

The vaccine should be given at the 14th week of the child’s age.

Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) – PCV vaccine is used to combat Pneumococcal polysaccharide, which is recognized as a major cause of pneumonia. The respiratory tract, sinuses, and nasal cavity are the parts of the host body that are usually infected

The vaccine should be given at the 6th, 10th, and 18th weeks of the child’s age.

Measles and Rubella Vaccine – This vaccine is used to eliminate both Measles, a highly contagious viral infection that is spread through the air from person to person, and Rubella, a contagious disease caused by a virus. 

The vaccine should be given after 9 and 15 months of the child.

Tetanus toxoid – available for women within the age group 15-49 years – Tetanus toxoid- also known as Tetanus vaccine, is used to prevent tetanus. Tetanus is a serious illness that causes convulsions (seizures) and severe muscle spasms that can be strong enough to cause bone fractures of the spin.