Immunization Schedule

  • Immunization Schedule

    Immunizations are critical to protect babies and children from various illnesses. Here is some basic information on Indian immunizations and schedules that parents can learn from.

    However it is always better to consult your pediatrician as he/she is the right resource for you to discuss immunizations for your child.

    Here is a typical immunization schedule recommended by the Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP).

    Age

    Vaccines

    Note

    Birth

    BCG

    OPV- Zero

    Hepatitis B -1

     

     

     

    6 Weeks

    OPV-1 + IPV-1 / OPV -1

    DTPw-1 / DTPa -1

    Hepatitis B -2

    Hib -1

    OPV alone if IPV cannot be given

     

     

     

    10 Weeks

    OPV-2 + IPV-2 / OPV-2

    DTPw-2 / DTPa -2

    Hib -2

    OPV alone if IPV cannot be given

     

     

    14 Weeks

    OPV-3 + IPV-3 / OPV -3

    DTPw-3 / DTPa -3

    Hepatitis B -3

    Hib -3

    OPV alone if IPV cannot be given

     

    Third dose of Hepatitis B can be given at 6 month of age

     

    9 Months

    Measles

     

    15-18 Months

    OPV-4 + IPV-B1 /OPV -4

    DTPw booster -1 or DTPa booster -1

    Hib booster

    MMR -1

    OPV alone if IPV cannot be given

     
     

     

     

    2 Years

    Typhoid

    Revaccination every 3-4 years

    5 Years

    OPV -5

    DTPw booster -2 or DTPa booster -2

    MMR -2
     

     

     
     

    The second dose of MMR vaccine can be given at any time 8 weeks after the first dose

    10 Years

    Tdap

    HPV

     

    Only girls, three doses at 0, 1-2 and 6 months

    Vaccines that can be given after discussion with parents

    More than 6 weeks

    Pneumococcal conjugate
     

    Rotaviral vaccines

    3 primary doses at 6, 10, and 14 weeks, followed by a booster at 15-18 months

    (2/3 doses (depending on brand) at 4-8 weeks interval

    After 15 months

    Varicella
     

    Age less than 13 years: One dose
    Age more than 13 years: 2 doses at 4-8 weeks interval

    After 18 months

    Hepatitis A
     

    2 doses at 6-12 months interval
     



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