List of Diseases & their Vaccine (Brief Summary table)


DiseaseVaccineDisease spread byDisease symptomsDisease complications
ChickenpoxVaricella vaccine protects against chickenpox.Air, direct contactRash, tiredness, headache, feverInfected blisters, bleeding disorders, encephalitis (brain swelling), pneumonia (infection in the lungs)
DiphtheriaDTaP* vaccine protects against diphtheria.Air, direct contactSore throat, mild fever, weakness, swollen glands in neckSwelling of the heart muscle, heart failure, coma, paralysis, death
HibHib vaccine protects against Haemophilus influenzae type b.Air, direct contactMay be no symptoms unless bacteria enter the bloodMeningitis (infection of the covering around the brain and spinal cord), intellectual disability, epiglottitis (life-threatening infection that can block the windpipe and lead to serious breathing problems), pneumonia (infection in the lungs), death
Hepatitis AHepA vaccine protects against hepatitis A.Direct contact, contaminated food or waterMay be no symptoms, fever, stomach pain, loss of appetite, fatigue, vomiting, jaundice (yellowing of skin and eyes), dark urineLiver failure, arthralgia (joint pain), kidney, pancreatic, and blood disorders
Hepatitis BHepB vaccine protects against hepatitis B.Contact with blood or body fluidsMay be no symptoms, fever, headache, weakness, vomiting, jaundice (yellowing of skin and eyes), joint painChronic liver infection, liver failure, liver cancer
Influenza (Flu)Flu vaccine protects against influenza.Air, direct contactFever, muscle pain, sore throat, cough, extreme fatiguePneumonia (infection in the lungs)
MeaslesMMR** vaccine protects against measles.Air, direct contactRash, fever, cough, runny nose, pinkeyeEncephalitis (brain swelling), pneumonia (infection in the lungs), death
MumpsMMR**vaccine protects against mumps.Air, direct contactSwollen salivary glands (under the jaw), fever, headache, tiredness, muscle painMeningitis (infection of the covering around the brain and spinal cord) , encephalitis (brain swelling), inflam mation of testicles or ovaries, deafness
PertussisDTaP* vaccine protects against pertussis (whooping cough).Air, direct contactSevere cough, runny nose, apnea (a pause in breathing in infants)Pneumonia (infection in the lungs), death
PolioIPV vaccine protects against polio.Air, direct contact, through the mouthMay be no symptoms, sore throat, fever, nausea, headacheParalysis, death
PneumococcalPCV13 vaccine protects against pneumococcus.Air, direct contactMay be no symptoms, pneumonia (infection in the lungs)Bacteremia (blood infection), meningitis (infection of the covering around the brain and spinal cord), death
RotavirusRV vaccine protects against rotavirus.Through the mouthDiarrhea, fever, vomitingSevere diarrhea, dehydration
RubellaMMR** vaccine protects against rubella.Air, direct contactChildren infected with rubella virus sometimes have a rash, fever, swollen lymph nodesVery serious in pregnant women—can lead to miscarriage, stillbirth, premature delivery, birth defects
TetanusDTaP* vaccine protects against tetanus.Exposure through cuts in skinStiffness in neck and abdominal muscles, difficulty swallowing, muscle spasms, feverBroken bones, breathing difficulty, death
Vaccine & Disease

* DTaP combines protection against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis. ** MMR combines protection against measles, mumps, and rubella


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