Immunization refers to the artificial induction
Adult Immunization Schedule.
Vaccine Primary course Dosing Reinforcing Comments & age given Interval Doses.
Diphtheria 3 doses of low dose 4 weeks After 10 years.
> 10 years vaccine 0.5ml sc or im.
Tetanus 3 doses adsorbed 4 weeks At school leaving.
> 10 years vaccine 0.5ml sc or im or 10 years after primary course Further booster 10 years later.
OPV 3 doses 4 weeks Adults 10 yearly Faecal excretion of if at continuing vaccine virus up to 6 risk weeks. May be longer if immunity is suppressed.
Hepatitis A Formerly 2 doses 2 - 4 weeks Single booster For prolonged or >/ =16 years 1 dose of monodose 6 -12 months frequent travel to after initial dose high-risk areas. / course gives Manufacturer immunity upto recommends using 10 years same vaccine for booster dose as was used for primary course.
Typhoid 2 doses 0.5ml sc or im 4 - 6 weeks 3 yearly All but the first dose > 10 years can be given as 0.1ml id.
Vi antigen 0.5ml sc or im Single injection 3 yearly > 18 months.
Oral Ty 21a 3 doses of one Alternate days Full 3 dose Must be stored in > 6 years capsule course annually fridge.
Yellow fever 1 dose 0.5ml sc 10 yearly Given at designated > 9 months centres only.
Meningococ 1 dose 0.5ml sc or im Every 3 years May be less effec- al A&C tive under 18 > 2 months months of age.
Hepatitis B 3 doses 1.0ml im 0, 1 and 6 One booster > 12 years months at 3 -5 years.
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