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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 OPV alone if IPV cannot be given
DTPw-1 / DTPa -1
Hepatitis B -2
Hib -1
10 Weeks OPV-2 + IPV-2 / OPV-2 OPV alone if IPV cannot be given
DTPw-2 / DTPa -2
Hib -2
14 Weeks OPV-3 + IPV-3 / OPV -3 OPV alone if IPV cannot be given
DTPw-3 / DTPa -3
Hepatitis B -3 Third dose of Hepatitis B can be given at 6 months of age
Hib -3
9 Months Measles
15-18 Months OPV-4 + IPV-B1 /OPV -4 OPV alone if IPV cannot be given
DTPw booster -1 or DTPa booster -1
Hib booster
MMR -1
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 3 primary doses at 6, 10, and 14 weeks, followed by a booster at 15-18 months
Rotaviral vaccines (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