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~ 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