Expecting Parents

<strong>Expecting parents</strong>

SwiftMDs are licensed, medical practitioners. Though SwiftMDs are unable to provide care while your baby is a patient in the hospital they can meet you and your child at home. Please help your child’s doctor by gathering all of the medical documentation about your hospital stay for you and your newborn before discharge.

SwiftMDs require adherence to all World Health Organization recommendations pertaining to the care of a newborn, including but not limited to newborn BCG vaccinations and hepatitis B.

<strong>Vaccines</strong>

Vaccines are a safe, proven, and effective method of prevention against life threatening illnesses and diseases. <strong> </strong>Vaccine safety and efficacy is closely monitored by the Zimbabwe Expanded Programme on Immunization(ZEPI) and the World Health Organization. In addition, all these organizations all agree that the benefits of vaccines greatly outweigh any risks.

All SwiftMDs believe that vaccines are necessary to ensure the health and well being of your child. Vaccines provided your immune system a defense education as a child, they will do the same for your child’s immune system.

As a policy, SwiftMDs will only provide care for children whose parents or guardians agree to follow the ZEPI recommended vaccine schedule. Vaccines will be recorded in the state baby card pdf.

Here is a list of vaccines that you can expect for your child at each well-child visit :

<strong>Routine</strong>
<ul>
<li>BCG -</li>
<li>DPT, Hep B, Hib – (Diphtheria/ Pertussis/ Tetanus/ Hepatitis B/Hemophilus Influenza type b)</li>
<li>DT – (Diphtheria/Tetanus)</li>
<li>HPV – Human Papilloma Virus</li>
<li>IPV – Inactivated Polio Vaccine</li>
<li>MR –Measles, and Rubella</li>
<li>OPV – Oral Polio Vaccine</li>
<li>Pneumococcal</li>
<li>Rotavirus</li>
<li>Typhoid</li>
</ul>
<strong>Non-routine</strong>
<ul>
<li>Cholera</li>
<li>Adenovirus</li>
<li>Hepatitis A</li>
<li>Hepatitis B</li>
<li>Influenza</li>
<li>Meningococcal</li>
<li>MMR – (Measles/Mumps/Rubella)</li>
<li>Rabies</li>
<li>Varicella (Chickenpox)</li>
<li>Yellow Fever</li>
<li>Zooster/Shingles</li>
</ul>
SwiftMD does not currently administer child vaccines, however, a SwiftMD can meet you at home for the well-child examination. Book a well-child doctors house call with SwiftMD

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