Newborn Care

Pediatric Vaccines with Nela Santé from the comfort of your house - Greater Montreal Area

Parenthood appears to be difficult when you first become a parent. "How can I protect my child?" Despite our want to protect our child, we are aware that while we are capable of miracles, we are unable to protect them from everything in this world. However, we are positive that we can strengthen their immunity and shield them from any potential illnesses. A healthy child is the only thing a parent could ask for.

This is the reasoning behind the series of vaccinations your child will receive from the time of birth to age six, in order to assist their body adjust to the immunizations and develop a robust and resilient immune system over the course of their lifetime.

  • NewBorn Check up & Blood Test
  • Newborn care initial visit- assessment and teaching
  • Twinrix & Twinrix Jr
  • Pneumonia Vaccine
  • Varivax
  • MMR + Chicken Pox
  • Menjugate & Bexsero
  • Infanrix Hexa: Six-in-One Super Vaccine
  • Boostrix: DTaP-IPV-Hib
  • Gardasil 9: The HPV Guardian
  • Rotateq: The Rotavirus Deflector
  • Td. Adsorbe: The Tetanus

We will review every vaccination Nela Santé offers and discuss the need for each one. We will also be happy to discuss with you the extra services we provide for new parents to assist them in juggling the enormous task of parenting a child. We don't want you to experience anxiety or fear. You and the Nela Santé staff are completely in agreement.  Our ultimate goal is to ensure your baby is in good health.

NewBorn Check up & Blood Test

Why do you need it? We don't want to be overly dramatic and cause you to worry about your child's every breath. We do advise taking a blood test, though. You may wonder why? The answer is simple, while your child is in your belly, we can only do minor checks and we have no idea of his blood panel, we don't know if his sugar level is high, if he is already suffering iron deficiency or anything else to worry about. Therefore to offer you peace of mind, we would recommend in early weeks after your baby comes to the world to book someone professional like Nela Santé ofcourse from the comfort of your home to make sure that everything is alright.

Diseases Prevented: It can prevent rare genetic, hormone-related, and metabolic issues or simply indicate which aspects of daily life you should monitor more to make sure that your baby's health stays at its highest point.

Newborn care initial visit- assessment and teaching

Why do you need it? As being a parent ourselves we know how many questions you will want to ask everyone and how little of answers you will get since every person around you had a different and unique experience. We want you to get answers tailored to your situation only. This is the reason we offer the newborn care initial visit. During the visit, we will measure your baby’s weight, height, we will explain to you how to properly bathe your baby, what and how you may want to take care of umbilical cord, best techniques for breastfeeding and other helpful tips tailoring to your situation. Not all moms have enough milk to breastfeed, not everyone knows how often to bath your baby or if you must change their diapers after each single urination. We know that and this is the reason why Nela Santé offers this service within the Greater Montreal Area.

Twinrix & Twinrix Jr

Why Do You Need This Vaccine? Hepatitis A and B are liver infections that can cause mild illness in children but have the potential to lead to more serious, chronic conditions. Twinrix provides combined protection, while Twinrix Jr is tailored for children at 18 months.

Frequency: Some suggest vaccination 2 times and others suggest it 3 times a year. However there is a mention that the vaccine against hepatitis B lasts forever, while the vaccine against hepatitis A lasts at least 20 years.

Diseases Prevented: Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B. Essentially you want to prevent your kid from getting any possible disease despite a really low rate of fatalities which is currently less than 1%.

Pneumonia Vaccine

Why Do You Need This Vaccine? Pneumonia can be caused by viruses, bacteria, or fungi, leading to severe lung infection. Vaccination helps protect against the most common bacterial cause, pneumococcus.

Disease Prevented: Pneumonia. As simple as it is, you do not wish your child to feel fever, dry cough, muscle pain or worse, therefore it is strongly recommended to give your kid a pneumonia vaccine.


Why Do You Need This Vaccine? Once a common childhood disease, chickenpox can now be prevented compared to old times. This is not a deadly disease , except some severe cases, but nevertheless it is not a pleasant feeling either.

Disease Prevented: Chickenpox (Varicella) For those who are older here, you might have probably had chickenpox when you were little and your parents told you to stop itching the little red dots around your body. Well, thanks to medical advancement, now one administered can protect your precious baby!

MMR + Chicken Pox

Why Do You Need This Vaccine? This combination vaccine simplifies the immunization schedule, protecting against four diseases with one shot. Alternatively to the Varivax you can get the MMR vaccine which fights 4 diseases. Be aware that measles are not the same as chicken pox and are much worse.

Diseases Prevented: Measles, Mumps, Rubella, and Chickenpox.

Menjugate & Bexsero

Why Do You Need These Vaccines? Meningitis can lead to brain and spinal cord infections. This is no fun for sure! Compared to previous diseases, this one is actually super dangerous. Therefore please new parents, book your Menjugate to protect against Meningitis C, while Bexsero targets Meningitis B, both potentially life-threatening without vaccination. Be aware that 1 in 6 people who have meningitis dies, and out of those who survive, 1 in 5 develop serious health issues. This is not something you would like to gamble your life on.

Diseases Prevented: Meningitis C (Menjugate) and Meningitis B (Bexsero). These are two separate vaccines and can be administered separately and you can opt out of one of the two but we Nela Santé strongly recommends you to book both for your child. Also, if you are not aware of such vaccines, we can also administer these for adults as well. Rest assured that your full family can be protected with our professional nurses.

Infanrix Hexa: Six-in-One Super Vaccine

Why Do You Need This Vaccine? Like Pediacel, Infanrix Hexa combines protection against six diseases, offering a broad shield for your child’s health.This is not a deadly disease so no rush if you totally forgot to book your baby the shot. However Health of Canada suggests the administration of this vaccine at 2,4,6 and 18 months so 3-4 doses to give full protection for life.

Diseases Prevented: Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Hepatitis B, Polio, and Hib.

Boostrix: DTaP-IPV-Hib

Why Do You Need This Vaccine? Boostrix combats three diseases in one shot, ensuring continued protection during childhood. This is a booster vaccine, a follow up to Infanrix Hexa as you may want to refer.

Diseases Prevented: Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis (Whooping Cough). Yes it sounds awful! But just with a simple shot we can prevent so much that you should no longer have any worries!

Gardasil 9: The HPV Guardian

Why Do You Need This Vaccine? HPV is a common virus that can lead to cancer later in life. Gardasil 9 offers protection against nine strains of HPV. There are 3 doses that need to be administered and the latest you may even remember getting the vaccines in around 9th grade. Yes the vaccines which made your hand hurt for 10 minutes yet we will exaggerate the pain level to avoid participating in class. Yes this is the one we are talking about.

Disease Prevented: Human Papillomavirus (HPV). Some people might have Hpv and it can go away on its own but other people may get genital warts and cancer.

Rotateq: The Rotavirus Deflector

Why Do You Need This Vaccine? Rotavirus is a leading cause of severe diarrhea among infants and young children. Rotateq vaccine can prevent the majority of cases.

Disease Prevented: Rotavirus. You may need to do 2 or 3 before your child’s 8th month anniversary.

Td. Adsorbe: The Tetanus

Why You Need This Vaccine? Tetanus is a serious disease caused by a toxin that affects the brain and nervous system. This vaccine focuses on tetanus protection. This vaccine is only needed if Infanrix Hexa and Boostrix were not administered.

Disease Prevented: Tetanus.

Here is simplified guide you can refer to know when you need to vaccinated your child:
Birth to 6 Months
  • Hepatitis B: The first dose is given at birth , followed by the second dose at 1 month of age with 4 weeks apart to 2nd dose at 1 month, and with 4 months apart from 3d does at 6 months.
2 to 6 Months
  • DTaP-HB-IPV-Hib : For infants begin vaccination at 2 months, 2nd at 4 months and 3d at 6 months.
  • Rotavirus: Depending on the vaccine type, administer the first dose at 6 weeks, with a second dose 4 to 10 weeks apart.All doses should are given before 8 months of age.
  • Pneumococcal Conjugate (Pneu-C-13): For a 3-dose schedule, administer at 2 and 4 months of age, with a booster at 12 months. For a 4-dose schedule, start at 2 months with at least 8 weeks between doses, plus a booster at 12-15 months.
7 to 11 Months
  • Pneu-C-13: First dose at 7-11 months, administer 2 doses at least 8 weeks apart, followed by a booster dose at 12-15 months of age.
12 to 23 Months
  • DTaP-HB-IPV-Hib or DTaP-IPV-Hib: at 2, 4, and 6 months and at 12-23 months.
  • Meningococcal Conjugate : A dose is routinely provided at 12 months of age.
  • MMR and Varicella Chickenpox: First dose at 12-15 months. The second dose can be given at 18 months or anytime after.
Boosters and Other Vaccines Beyond the First Year
  • Tdap: A booster is recommended 10 years after the last dose of DTaPHuman
  • HPV: Starting from 9 years of age, the vaccine is administered in 2 doses at months 0 and 6-12 for those 9-14 years old. A 3-dose schedule is available depending on the vaccine type and age at initial vaccination.
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