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Hi Dr. Puneet,

I have a baby girl of 2.5 months. She has already been given BCG, OPV, Hepatitis B1 at birth, hepatitis B2 at 1st month, pentaxim at 6th week, pentaxim dose 2, pneumoccal and rotavirus 1st dose and this will be repeated when she is 3.5 months.  please let me the how many injections we have to give her as it seems that my doctor is giving her too many injections.  Also request you to specify the cost of pentaxim, pneumoccal and rotavirus as i have paid 7000 for these injections at the time she was given one dose and it seems to be too much to me.  We have to go for another dose next month and i want to make sure that we are paying it correctly..Thanks..

Hi Tanu,

The price (MRP) of Pentaxim, Prevenar 13 and Rotarix in India is Rs. 1893, 3801 and 1199 per dose (You can always check the MRP on the packing). Adding doctor's fee brings the total to above Rs. 7000.

Yes, the vaccines are costly, but they are able to prevent serious illnesses in the child, treatment of which is even more costly and risky.

You can see the latest immunization shedule, as recommended by Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP) at:

Best wishes,
Dr. Puneet Kumar,,
Kumar Child Clinic, Dwarka,
New Delhi, India



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I would be happy to answer general queries on prevention and treatment of ailments in newborn, infant, toddler, child or an adolescent. Needless to say, it will not be possible to answer any query that requires diagnosing, since it is not possible to examine a child online.


I have worked in various capacities (medical officer, resident, senior resident, consultant) in public as well as private sector in Pediatrics and Neonatology. Today, I have over 17 years of experience in the field.

Currently, I am running my own clinic (Kumar Child Clinic) in Dwarka, New Delhi and am attached to Lifeline Hospital, Dwarka as consultant pediatrics and neonatology. I am also developing my clinic website into a comprehensive child health/ parenting website (

(a) Chapter "National Immunization Schedule" in Frontiers of Social Pediatrics, Jaypee Publishers: 2nd edition, 2016. (b) Article, "All about Pertussis vaccines" in special issue of Indian Journal of Practical Pediatrics, July-Sept 2015 (c) Three chapters (DTP vaccines, Pneumococcal vaccines and Poliovirus vaccines) in "Textbook of Pediatrics for Post-graduates" First edition: 2015. (c) Chapter: "Alternative delivery methods of vaccines" in IAP textbook of Vaccines, First edition, 2014 (published by IAP/ Jaypee Brothers) (d) Special Article: "50 years of Immunization in India: Progress and Future" in January 2013 issue of Indian Pediatrics (e) Four chapters in "FAQ: Book on Vaccines and Immunization Practices" First edition, 2011 AND 2nd edition, 2015 published by Jaypee Brothers. (f) Three articles in special issue of Journal of Pediatric Sciences on “Controversies and Challenges in Pediatric Vaccination Today" in Sept, 2010. Co-edited the series also. (f) Regular column, “How do I treat” in Pediascene ( (g) Review article, “Role of Anti-Poliovirus Agents in Polio eradication and beyond” in Polio Pulse, April, 2008. (h) Chapter on “Acute Infectious Diarrhea” in Textbook of Infectious Diseases in Children. (An IAP Publication), 2007. 2nd edition in 2011. (i) Book-Review (IAP Pediatric Drug Formulary, 2004) in Pediascene, March 2005 ( ) (j) Case-report on Osteopetrosis. Jharkhand Journal of Pediatrics, Dec-2002.

After MBBS, I have done DNB residency in Pediatrics.

Awards and Honors
Winner of IAP practising pediatrician's quiz in 2001.

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