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Immunization

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The vaccination card of a child (or an adult) should be presented to the health worker before every immunization.

It is important to follow the vaccination schedule in accordance with national guidelines. Children should be immunized at the recommended ages and should receive subsequent doses at recommended intervals.

When a child is immunized, the health worker should record the vaccine, which dose it is (first, second, etc.) and the date on an immunization or health card given to the parents or other caregiver. The immunizations should also be recorded and kept at the health clinic. It is important for the parents or other caregiver to keep the immunization card and bring it with them the next time the child is vaccinated. With it, the health worker can record which vaccines the child has received and the date they were given. The healh worker can also provide information to the parents or other caregiver on vaccines that are missing or remaining.